The Molesworth Gallery
 

Clive Bright

Upper room, east wall ~ Oil on board ~ 183 x 244 cm

 

Previous Exhibition

Reliquary - Clive Bright

June 13th ~ July 3rd, 2009

A reliquary is a box or casket in which relics are kept. Clive Bright applies the term to the abandoned dwellings near his home in Counties Roscommon and Sligo. The 'relics' in this case are the interiors of the spaces themselves and the marks of decay wrought by decades of neglect.

In a subversion of abstract painting, he carefully records their random scarring and disintegration. He reconstsructs the spaces as fragmented tapestries, littered with evidence of their former inhabitants. We see a ‘time-lapse’ image of the spaces – morning, afternoon and evening merged into one – as though the passage of time is not merely being recorded at a fixed point but is also being played out before us.

Clive Bright is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He was overall winner of the Golden Fleece Award in 2005. This is his first solo exhibition at The Molesworth Gallery.

Untitled ~ Oil on board ~ 90 x 70 cm

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Date of Birth: 27th March, 1981

Education
Graduated, National College of Art and Design, 2003.

Selected Exhibitions
Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 2006 (solo)
Boyle Arts Festival, Emerging Artists (and some old friends), Roscommon 2007.
RHA Annual Exhibition, 2007
NCAD Degree Show, Co. Dublin, 2003
B.A.G. (Boyle Artists Group) Exhibition, Roscommon. Jul/Aug 2000-2004.

Awards
Overall winner of The Golden Fleece Award, 2005
Best Emerging Artist, Boyle Arts Festival 2000-2001

Public Collections
Meath County Council

 

Bright

Untitled ~ Oil on board ~ 60 x 60 cm

 

 

Bright

Lower room, west wall ~ Oil on board ~ 91 x 122 cm

 

 

Bright

Untitled ~ Oil on board ~ 60 x 70 cm

 

 

Bright

Upper room, north wall ~ Oil on board ~ 91 x 122 cm

 

 

Bright

Untitled ~ Oil on board ~ 61 x 104 cm

 

 

Bright

Untitled ~ Oil on board ~ 90 x 70 cm

 

 

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