Na Gabhálais 2018 (NYC Configuration)
Cardboard, P.V.A, sheet rock.
Dimensions of work variable.
This was a series Gough developed in whilst living and working in New York stemming from a previous body of work this year, Mionghnéithe, 2018. In it, she explores the intimizing potential of rearranging found materials she collects whilst walking the city. Gathering various fragments from the city's excessive industries and material practices, she finds herself drawn to engage in a reconsideration of their ancillary associations.
For Mionghnéithe, 2018 Gough created a new series of sculptural objects that considered the material of cardboard. She is interested in the contradictions associated with the integrity of this material and the ways in which we use and dispose of it. This, she considered specifically within the areas of architecture, the environment and industry. Mionghnéithe, 2018 considers the intrusive nature of this once vilified material.
Na Gabhálais, 2018 was shown for a second time in collaboration with Daire O’Shea at the 126 Gallery, Galway, Ireland as part of the two person show, The Materialists in August 2018.