22 26 30 32 36 40 42 48 50 // Drawing In New Light

22 26 30 32 36 40 42 48 50 // Drawing In New Light

Date: 9th Nov 2015 - 25th Nov 2015
Time: Monday - Friday // 10am-5pm
Venue: James Barry Exhibition Centre

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Drawing In New Light  //  Pauline Gibbons


James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus
9-25 November


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This solo exhibition, presented as part of CIT Science Week 2015, includes some of Pauline’s Degree Show works, and a number of new pieces developed since graduating in June 2015. Pauline experiments with the materials and components found in a common household object – mining it for new potential after it has been declared obsolete. This process of re-examining and re-interpreting something, and finding uses never conceived of by its designers or manufacturers, is relevant far outside the world of Fine Art. As our culture and environment become ever more saturated with new versions of old technologies, new composites of old materials, obsolescence is a design feature necessary to keep the wheel turning. Consumers are discouraged from understanding how their devices work, replacement is the best option if anything goes wrong. Pauline brings a constructive curiosity to process of dismantling technology, and feeds the parts back through multiple artistic methods – just to see what happens.


The exhibition will be open from Monday 9th November, with an Opening Reception on Wednesday 11th at 7pm.


Supported by CIT Arts Office, CIT Department of Physical Sciences, and the Science For Life Office at CIT ACCESS Service




"My practice involves a deconstruction and re-presentation of an obsolete everyday object, reducing it to basic components and reconfiguring the constituent parts to transform the materiality of the objects in a manner that defeats their obsolescence.  Through the medium of video, projection, installation and printmaking, I seek to explore and interrogate the properties of these materials.

Applying light as a tool for drawing transitions from the familiar to the unfamiliar both excites me and informs the ambiguous reading of my work. The materiality and the process of my practice or interrogations play with the notion of creating temporary situations using shadow and light, reflections and refractions through the combination of purposefully sourced materials and curiosity

Light has preoccupied artists for centuries. Leonardo de Vinci wrote volumes about the importance of light in rendering nature; Romantic artists described the sublime through light, and others, from Russian painters to modern artists, used  abstract forms to account for a divine or inner light. My practice is concerned with light as performer, conjuring a material rendition of the immaterial."



‘Light is not so much something that reveals as it is itself the revelation’.

                   - James Turrell



Pauline Gibbons is a visual artist, currently based in the Backwater Artist Studios, Cork.
She graduated with first class honours from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design in 2015.  Her work has been purchased by both private and public collections and she has participated in a number of exhibitions to date. For her degree show in June 2015 she was awarded the Cork Art Society Student of the Year Award 2015, a CIT CCAD post-graduate residency award, and the CIT Science Week Award.

The artist would like to thank the following for their support:
Roseanne Lynch, CIT CCAD; Dr. Stephen Hegarty, CIT CAPPA; the CIT Science For Life Officer Dr. Sharon Lawton; and CIT Department of Physical Sciences.


About the CIT Science Week Exhibition Award
Pauline is a graduate of CIT Crawford College of Art & Design and received the CIT Science Week Exhibition Award in June 2015, at the annual Fine Art Degree Show at CIT CCAD.  We are delighted to present this resulting exhibition now at the James Barry Exhibition Centre.

The CIT Science Week Exhibition Award is supported by the CIT Department of Physical Sciences, the Science For Life Office at CIT ACCESS Service, and CIT Arts Office. It is awarded to a Fine Art student who's work examines, investigates, or illuminates a science-related theme in new or unexpected ways.

This exhibition presents Pauline's work in the James Barry Exhibition Centre, to bring it directly in contact with students, researchers, and others within CIT involved in studying related materials or ideas from a scientific perspective. This conversation between the arts and the sciences is the core aim of the award - throwing new light on both fields, and exposing their common origins and interests.

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