Exhibition by Evelyn Egan Rainy at Bishopstown Campus
Published on: Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Venue James Barry Exhibition Centre, Bishopstown Campus
Date: 9th - 20th December 2014
Monday – Friday, 10am - 5pm
CIT Arts Office is pleased to present Lifescapes, a solo exhibition of ceramic and mixed media works by Evelyn Egan–Rainy. Opening Reception: Tuesday 9th December, 1 pm, James Barry Exhibition Centre. All Welcome. Mince pies, teas and coffees will be served.
Evelyn Egan Rainy is a lecturer in Art for CIT degree programmes Early Years Education and Social Care at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and on the MA for Teachinig Visual Arts for Primary and Early Years Education at the 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,
T: 021 4335344