Ruth Le Gear (b.1985) graduated from GMIT (IE) with a degree in sculpture in 2007.
Ruth Le Gear’s work seeks to make visible the ephemeral and intangible fragments of life. It follows trails; it maps. She produces imagery in moving and still image, sound and installation, illustrating her investigation of phenomena such as water memory. Exploring unquantifiable substances and theories, she in turn uses experimental methodologies and intuitive processes, including those of homeopathy. Her work consists of documentation of her interventions in the landscape. She engages with the land and the landscape, creating a relationship with the essence of the place. The artist utilises inventive scientific methods to capture distillations of an ephemeral environment.
Her solo exhibition Trace was exhibited at CCA Laznia in Gdnask in 2015.
Polar Forces: universe of an iceberg exhibited at Leitrim Sculpture Centre and Cork Film Centre in 2013. Water that Sleeps was exhibited at Galway Arts Centre in 2009.
Previous group shows include ET SI ON S’ETAIT TROMPÉ at the Centre Cultural Irelandais in Paris., Contemporary Art at Tell in the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland (2014) Crystalline at the Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown (2012) and Ev+a (2008)
Residencies include CCA Laznia (2014), Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2013), Arctic Circle (2012), Berlin (Culturia 2012), Fire Station Artists’ Studios (2011) Iceland (SIM, 2012/09) Cill Rialig, ( 2011) Tyrone Guthrie (2010) and Limerick City Gallery of Art (2008)
Video work here – https://vimeo.com/ruthlegear
and visual online notebook here –http://wonderscape.tumblr.com