Dorothy Cross, Aleana Egan, Siobhán Hapaska, Isabel Nolan, Kathy Prendergast

3rd May - 23rd June 2018

Dorothy Cross, Hand and Foot, 2017, cast bronze, alabaster and steel wire, height variable, alabaster disc 50 cm / 19.7 in diameter 

Dorothy Cross, Everest Floor, 2017, marble slabs, 200 x 320 cm / 78.7 x 126 in 

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Aleana Egan, 
silent tree and a fragment, an apartment and silent tree,  2018
untreated bronze, unique,
various sizes
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Aleana Egan, May Levitt with her daughter Helen, 2018, untreated bronze, unique, 135 x 36 x 3.5 cm / 53.1 x 14.2 x 1.4 in 

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Siobhán Hapaska, winter sun at 19:48 hrs, 2017, aluminium, steel, concrete cloth, brass, paint, 150 x 106.6 x 75 cm / 59.1 x 42 x 29.5 in 

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Siobhán Hapaska, 
snake, apple, tree, 2018,
aluminium, artificial snakeskin, fibreglass, two-pack acrylic paint, oak, lacquer,
edition of 3,
146 x 65 x 66 cm / 57.5 x 25.6 x 26 in 
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Isabel Nolan 
Swell 2017
hand-tufted 100% New Zealand Wool, 15 mm pile
300 x 210 cm / 118.1 x 82.7 in   

Isabel Nolan, Section "Voiding the Walls", 2018, stainless steel and enamel paint, edition 2 of 2, 320 x 320 x 1.5 cm / 126 x 126 x .6 in

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Kathy Prendergast 
As yet untitled 2018
wood, black emulsion, glass
210.8 x 182.9 x 91.5 cm / 83 x 72 x 36 in 

Kathy Prendergast, AF House 2, 2018, giclée print, 42 x 59.4 cm / 16.5 x 23.4 in unframed  


Kerlin Gallery is honoured to present new work by Dorothy Cross, Aleana Egan, Siobhán Hapaska, Isabel Nolan and Kathy Prendergast. The exhibition will open with a reception in the company of the artists on Thursday 3rd May, 6–8pm.

This intergenerational exhibition presents five Irish contemporary artists who, operating at different stages in their careers, have each developed a distinct and innovative approach to sculpture that has won international recognition from museums, biennales and contemporary art publications. Each artist will present new or recent work for this exhibition, fixing artworks to the floors, walls and ceilings of the space.

The tips of fingers and mountains alike hover between heaven and earth in sculptures by Dorothy Cross: bronze digits are suspended with steel wire; the peaks of Everest emerge from white marble slabs. Aleana Egan’s looping, signature wall works are cast in the chalky patina of untreated bronze; their wobbly edges find counterpoint in a linear steel sculpture by Isabel Nolan, suspended from the ceiling to plot geometric arches across the airy interior of the gallery. A glossy fibreglass apple looks set to burst, squeezed between snakeskin girders in a new work by Siobhán Hapaska, while Kathy Prendergast’s sombre black architectural construction resembles a garden shed, built to the approximate dimensions of a human figure.

For more information, please contact Rosa Abbott.

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