gail mahon

Artist, maker and mover.

Gail Mahon is an artist based between Northern Ireland and London. Working predominantly in installation, ceramic sculptures and collaborative projects. Mahon often draws focus from body theory; of bodies becoming and in constant state change - unmaking and remaking, unfolding permutations of the physiochemical, organic and anthropomorphisms wrapped up material culture to make speculations of emerging changes to environments and ourselves.

Mahon’s practice utilises knowledge of the ceramic process with found object interjections and material experiments to result in kinetic interplays and physical actions to unfold the process of transformation within her installation, photography and experimental studio films as unsettled arrangements, hovering and shifting. Mapping those disparate fragments of new and ancient landscapes - clay and ceramics reform to become carriers of the collapsed social and political spaces caught between the natural environment, post-industrial landscapes and our domestic situations of our own construction.

The cause and effect: in us, through us and around us draws the possibilities of materiality as permeable and felt; where we meet materials on their own terms complicit as residual and momentary interactions; reflections of slippages in our immediate futures and remaining traces we leave behind.

Having previously shown work in Ireland, Italy, U.K and China, she has recently completed her Masters at the Royal College of Art in London. She also works collaboratively across various projects as lead artist in CAAKE, collaborative group with other visual artists, makers and performers and develops site specific exhibitions and residencies in Northern Ireland as collective member in MAK9. Recent shows include Two Hundred Acres, Pumphouse Gallery, London and the British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent and the Lucanio Benetton ‘Imago Mundi’ Collection, Italy.