5 October 2013 - 5 January 2014
Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent
Dorothy Cross' solo exhibition Connemara opens Saturday 5 October at Turner Contemporary, Margate.
A sense of place pervades contemporary artist Dorothy Cross’s practice. Living in Connemara, a rural area on Ireland’s wild west coast, Cross creates sculpture, film and photography that delves into the relationship between living beings and the natural world around them.
Like Turner and Constable before her, Cross’s work is inspired by the natural world. Cross offers strange and unsettling encounters between the body and the environment, creation and destruction, new and old. Many of her works incorporate items found on the shore, including boats and animal skins. The exhibition reflects on the unique surroundings of her home, drawing connections to Turner Contemporary’s coastal location in Margate. One newly commissioned video explores a rarely accessible sea cave near Cross’s home, while another crawls through Margate’s Shell Grotto.
The exhibition will tour to the Royal Hiberian Academy, Dublin.