Using familiar and everyday materials Maybury focuses on our relationship with the temporary as a way to reflect upon the beauty and the energy rooted in the rhythms and cycles of our surroundings. Primarily a drawing based practice; Maybury extends his knowledge and understanding of drawing into sculptures, installations and animations.. Appropriating found and sourced materials, his work looks to defuse our obsession with archiving, security, permanency and preservation. In recent drawings he also exposes selected areas of the image to light for varying lengths of time, which in many cases is an open-ended process without a fixed timescale. This introduces a further dimension, creating additional disruptions, as well as new geometries, and enhancing the works’ impermanence.
Maybury’s practice is dedicated to intertwining cultural interests, artistic concerns and leisurely rituals as a reflection on our physical relationships in this world.
Since leaving art college in 2012, he has been awarded a number of artist bursaries, awards and residencies, and in 2013 took part in a European touring exhibition, ‘40-40-40’, which showcased new talent in Ireland’s state art collection. Solo and two-person shows include: ‘Anicca’, The Library Project, Dublin (2016 solo), Dukkha, Platform Arts, Belfast (2016 solo); ‘Jigsaws, Combs and Rulers’, Eight Gallery, Dublin (solo, 2014); ‘Groove Chronicles’, Market Studios, Dublin (solo, 2014); ‘Radical Line’, Pallas Projects, Dublin (solo, 2014); and with Claire McCluskey: ‘Synthesis I’, Eight Gallery, Dublin (2013), and ‘Synthesis II’, Tactic Gallery, Cork (2013). In 2016 he wss invited to present works with The drawing Works agency and in 2014 he also was invited to present his drawings on The Drawing Suite, a blog for contemporary European drawing. Recent group exhibitions include: The RHA Annual, Dublin (2016, 15,14,13 – invited); Glitch art fair, Rua Red (2015); ‘Re-ignite’, Customs House, Westport (2015); Tulca contemporary art fair, Galway (2014) and ‘On Beauty’, Roscommon Arts Centre (2015).
|A Rhythm Exposed (Routines: 5-6)||MART Gallery, Rathmines||May 2017|
|Activating Pangea: Destroy These Walls||Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Studios, Los Angeles||July 2017|
|The Drawing Works – Edinburgh Arts Festival||Patriot Hall Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.||August 2017|
|Routine Series (7-8)
|Eight Gallery, Dawson Street, Dublin||September 2017|
all shimmers here
The MART Gallery, Rathmines
27 October – 12 November, 2016
Kirby’s sculptural interventions will respond directly to the architecture transforming the physical space of the front gallery with large scale works that draw our attention to colour, scale and presence, while Timoney will exhibit a family of objects manifested through a process of trial and error. These objects relate to the encounter between the manufactured and the handmade and the interaction between body and material. This family will materialize as an installation in MART’s back gallery. This exhibition will be accompanied by a text by Lucy Elvis.
Ali Kirby (b. Dublin, Ireland) graduated in 2014 with first class honours in Fine Art from LSAD, specialising in Sculpture & Combined Media. Kirby is the recipient of the Fire Station Artist’s Studios Sculpture Workshop Award & Bursary 2016 and the RHA Studio Residency Award 2015. Recent exhibitions include Describing Architecture – Memory and Place (2015) City Assembly House, Dublin, the 185th RHA Annual Exhibition (2015) Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Periodical Review #4 (2015) Ormston House, Limerick, Periodical Review #4 (2014) Pallas Projects, Dublin, Essays for the House of Memory (2014) Ormston House, Limerick, Single Channel (2013) Chartier Arts Venue, Connecticut, USA, Undertow (2012) the LAB, Dublin and Undertow (2011) Ormston House, Limerick.
Cliodhna Timoney (b.1993) is a visual artist currently based between Donegal and Dublin. Since graduating from IADT Visual Arts Practice with a first class honours in 2015, Timoney joined the Board of Directors of 126 Artist Run Gallery and subsequently was awarded the Fire Station Artist’s Studios Sculpture Award 2016. Recent exhibitions include ‘Very Good Waves Now’ Catalyst Arts, Belfast (2016), ‘A Knowing Nature’, The Dock, Leitrim (2016), ‘IADT Graduate Exhibition’, Dublin (2015) ‘The Beholder’s Share, IMMA, Dublin (2015),’Have a nice Life’,Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki (2014) and ‘ An Awkward Encounter, Galleria FAFA,Helsinki (2014).
This Exhibition was kindly supported by Fire Station Artist Studios Dublin and MART Gallery Rathmines.