S O F T G R O U N D
1 – 22 April 2017
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork
Soft Ground is a three person exhibition by Sophie Behal, Maeve Lynch and Cliodhna O’Riordan. The exhibition is a multi-disciplinary installation of new works and an interactive testing area exploring materiality and site-specificity.
The artists are interested in a way of understanding an exhibition not solely as things occupying space within a gallery but also as a marker of time and the artworks life within that timeframe. The artists have a shared curiosity that drives their work around structures, the transformation of matter, and its generative properties.
The ideas for Soft Ground were developed through a series of online conversations. This fluid and immaterial sharing of ideas is informed by initial proposals for the exhibition addressing Cork and the site of Wandesford Quay as a space of constantly shifting ground.
The work in the exhibition has been developed and installed collaboratively, purposefully blurring the authorship of the works. The artists have responded to the specific gallery space of CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery as a space of production both currently and historically – whether that is in the space’s current function as an art gallery or the building’s previous existences as a space of industry and construction.
This is the second of two exhibition opportunities provided by CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery to recent graduates of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. A call for proposals went out to graduates looking for innovative uses of the gallery space and ways of engaging with the CIT community and wider public. There will be a schedule of public and educational events facilitated by the artists throughout the exhibition as a way to enhance this engagement.
Review of Soft Ground by Eamonn Maxwell