Skin Deep - CIT Arts Office STEAM Award Exhibition 2019

Skin Deep - CIT Arts Office STEAM Award Exhibition 2019

Date: 11th Nov 2019 - 28th Nov 2019
Time: 10am - 5pm (Mon-Fri)
Venue: James Barry Exhibition Centre
Cost:Free

SKIN DEEP

CIT ARTS OFFICE STEAM AWARD EXHIBITION

 

Gemma Harris  -  Edel Nugent  -  Katie Shoer

VENUE

JAMES BARRY EXHIBITION CENTRE, CIT BISHOPSTOWN CAMPUS

DATES

11-28 NOVEMBER

OPENING TIMES

10-5PM MON-FRI

 

The CIT Arts Office STEAM Exhibition Award is presented annually to one or more graduating students from CIT CCAD who’s work uses or responds to “STEM” concepts, processes, or materials in insightful and innovative ways.

The 2019 recipients Gemma Harris, Edel Nugent, and Katie Shoer, looked at toxins, diseases, skin and auto-immune disorders as their chosen research topics, exploring these through mixed media, sculpture, paint, and photography.

You are invited to attend the Opening Reception from 1-2pm on 13th November.

 

 

More about the artists:

Gemma Harris

My work explores the issue of man-made toxins that destroy, mutate and invade our environmental and biological systems; such as, chemicals, plastics, synthetic material and Petroleum based oils.

I create darkroom camera-less images using light and chance, as well as image manipulation through photoshop.

Human Cells, Ocean bacteria and soil organisms are heavily impacted by man-made toxins. The interconnection between wildlife, nature and the ocean are an important influence on my work.

 

Edel Nugent

The work is an examination  of our skin's sanctity, focusing on the fragile protection it provides us and the all-consuming nature of bacterial infection, exploring the relationship between the self and our most intimate layer of defence against invasive pathogens.

The pieces mainly detail bodily growths and the effects of infection. The work intends to present the nature of bacteria and disease, its interaction with skin and the consequences of untreated or aggressive skin conditions. Of particular interest are dermatological inflammation and the repulsive aesthetic in which such diseases present themselves.

Further explored are autoimmune diseases. Those infected experience their immune systems mistakenly attacking their bodies, causing further vulnerability to rampant infection; this aids in the development of medical complications, many of which exhibit themselves in visually unappealing ways.

 

Katie Shoer

The work in this series aims to look at disease within the human body, specifically dealing with the auto immune disease, psoriasis. The work is both influenced by personal experience and artists such as Anna Dumitriu and Helen Chadwick, whose works are strongly science based and look at disease within the body.

To communicate this concept, the method of fluid painting is used to represent the uncontrollable fluidity of the illness within the body, and how it is more than a disease on the skin.

 

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