Dr. Brian Fay
Lecturer and Assistant Head of the Dublin School of Creative Arts

Brian Fay’s drawing practice and research examines the materiality of pre-existing artworks and objects and their complex relation to diverese non-chronologcal models of time. The ongoing intention of this work is to examine and redescribe the effect time has on the materials and supports of canonical artworks. This work led to undertaking a practice based PhD study at the Northumbia University on drawing practices and the conservation of the museum artwork. This study explored the implications that theories and treatments of conservation and restoration to our temporal understanding of an artwork. Research interests within this work include fluctuating values of the authorial and substitutional presence of the indexical mark and trace in restoration and representational drawing, anachroic time and the artwork, the temporalities of drawing and conservation.

His practice has been exhibited extensively in Ireland in public institutions such as The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane and Limerick City Gallery. He has also featured in numerous international group exhibitions at galleries such as Jeanroch Dard, Paris, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester and Artnews Projects, Berlin.

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