Kathy Prendergast, The Furthest Place from the Centre of the Earth
The Mill, Kinsale Arts Festival
19 - 28 September 2014
An artist of quiet but immense sophistication, Kathy Prendergast’s work has persistently revolved around a potent cluster of issues chief among which are sexuality, identity, landscape, mapping and power. Kinsale Arts Festival is proud to present this solo show of recent and existing works, providing a survey of her past work and future directions.
Prendergast burst on to the international scene at the 1995 Venice Biennale with delicate maps of the world’s capitals. Her drawings of all the world’s lakes and rivers reduce explicit geography to seemingly random marks, and delicate, emotional sculptures created from human hair, rocks and bronze are part of her diverse practice.
This exhibition will include some of her extraordinary Black Map Series, as well as new sculptural works and a large-scale work in paper.
Represented by the Kerlin Gallery, Prendergast came to widespread attention for her ‘City Drawings’, for which she won the Best Young Artist Award at the Venice Biennale 1994. She has exhibited widely in venues including the Sydney Biennale, the ICA, the Drawing Center (New York), Peer (London), Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin) and Berardo Museum (Lisbon). She is represented in the collections of the Tate, the British Government Collection, Arts Council England and the Arts Council of Ireland, the Albright-Knox Museum, New York, the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery Dublin and numerous
private collections internationally.
6:00 pm Tickets Free