Artist-makers build site for Felicity Clear



Felicity is an artist and educator based in Dublin, who works in a variety of media, most recently exhibiting acrylic and graphite works on paper in venues such as The Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, The Galway Arts Centre and The Lab Gallery, Dublin.

“Felicity Clear’s large-scale works – graphite drawing and acrylic on paper – of high-rise modernist building schemes and open spaces of suburban parking lots with their expanse of low-rise trailer town sprawl, seem at once familiar, immediately recognisable, and yet, at the same time unfamiliar. They are of real buildings made strange. Isolated, distorted, distant. It is as if we have found ourselves in the midst of a dream, overing at its rim, a feeling of uneasiness pervades as of a jolted shock at sudden unexpected recognition. Before us lies the unreachable city – outcrops of buildings, some still in the process of development – building sites with ghost-cranes, cut off behind hoardings, or walls; masonry islands surrounded by water, or barely visible in the distance through endless rows of regimented trees. The skies above always large, open, vivid – soiled yellowy sunsets, muddied clouds drenched through purple water-filled skies, or startling blues and greens, or where clouds are swept forth like alien spaceships emphasising a romantic torrid, a certain playfulness. Felicity’s works possess a fictional quality of the fairytale but are imbued with a contemporary haunting, the possibility that here we are not on certain ground.”

From ‘Place(s) Without Place’, essay by Cliodhna Shaffrey, September ’07

She currently has her work on view in the Patrick Scott-designed dining room of The Central Bank in Dublin. You can view her site at here.

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