Occupy Space is pleased to present Limerick based artists Gemma Gore, Carla Burns and Celeen Mahe.

This exhibition showcases three artists that reinterpret the textures of the world around us scratching the surface to reveal unseen elements. Each are intuitive and playful in their exploration of these elements yet have thoroughly researched their subject matter creating work that is aesthetically and intellectually engaging.

Gemma Gore is an artist based in Limerick whose practice explores universal experiences of space and place. Through abstraction, diagrams and schematics, Gemma’s work uses impossible views to raise questions about the underlying structural properties of spaces or objects.

Carla Burns is an Irish artist currently based at Wickham Street Studios in Limerick. With a background in clinical and research psychology, she is interested in how we come to know what is real and the ways in which we communicate and strengthen that reality. Increasingly working in collaboration with others, she makes video, animation, drawing, and performance.

Celeen Mahe is a recent graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design. Celeen selects materials based on their formal qualities and on the personal responses they provoke. The materials are slightly transformed and later assembled in to a carefully considered composition. Paint, dyes, bleach, and plaster are applied to these materials in an attempt to obscure, conceal, or indeed to illuminate them.

This exhibition is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.










I Know the Ways, Carla Burns, playsand text, dimensions variable

The World Technique Carla Burns, digigraph print, 70x60cm

The Game of Wonderful Islands, Carla Burns, lamda print, 33x45cm

Between this Wish and That, Celeen Mahe, Multi-Media Installation

Between this Wish and That (detail)Celeen Mahe, Multi-Media Installation

Between this Wish and That (detail)Celeen Mahe, Multi-Media Installation

Object Lessons (Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Universe) Gemma Gore, Multi-media Installation, five light boxes

Object Lessons (Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Universe) (Detail) Gemma Gore, Multi-media Installation, five light boxes

Reference Library on loan from Limerick School of Art and Design