LIFESCAPES | EVELYN EGAN - RAINY

LIFESCAPES | EVELYN EGAN - RAINY

Date: 9th Dec 2014 - 20th Dec 2014
Time: Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm
Venue: James Barry Exhibition Centre
Cost:Free

LIFESCAPES

EVELYN EGAN - RAINY

JAMES BARRY EXHIBITION CENTRE

9 - 19 DECEMBER


 

Evelyn Egan Rainy is a lecturer in Art for Early Years Education and Social Care at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and on the MA for Visual Arts in Primary and Early Years Education at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design (CIT CCAD). She holds a BA(Hons) in Fine Art Printmaking from Falmouth College of Art & Design (University of Plymouth) UK, and a Higher Diploma and MA from CIT CCAD. Born in Germany, of Irish parents, Evelyn was raised in Kilimanjaro and educated at International School Moshi Tanzania. She has worked as an Assistant at the Scuola di Grafica Venice and was later employed as Head of Art at the International School of Padua, Italy, before returning to Cork.

The inspiration for her work derives primarily from an East African childhood. Her prints have been exhibited in Italy, Gibraltar, Cyprus and St Ives Cornwall. Her Book Art was selected to tour various cities and is on permanent display at the Biblioteca Nazionale Vitorrio Emaluele, Rome. She is not bound by any one medium but the visual language of her printmaking finds expression in her ceramics. The irregular forms, free of jagged edges or straight lines, suggest a preference for the evolving and organic, rather than the planned and formal. Her initial exploration of ceramics as an art form began when she studied at Esperanza Romero School of Ceramics Granada Spain and later with the Swedish ceramicist Siv Eskilsson.

Evelyn’s latest ceramic works capture the dreamed topography of days lived on a fragile steppe and are iconic representations on white translucent paper clay. The embossed map-like depiction is delicately knit and linked with copper wire and coloured glass beads. The moments, which spill into the porous repositories of memory, are captured by the tracery of varying sized vessels. Size depicts memories large and small, significant and insignificant. These are the traces or pathways, without the defined geometry of beginning or end.

For further information about the exhibition please contact

Arts Office CIT Bishopstown,

E: artsoffice@cit.ie

T: 021 4335860

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