Exhibition at Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth
16 February – 9 March
Preview 16 February, 7pm – 9pm
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Kate is an artist and farmer. She is prolific, and through a varied set of formal means which includes drawing, print and interventions she considers ongoing acts of coping and care within communities where socio-economic/environmental/political/emotional tensions are high.
Underpinning this site-specific work is her desire to bear witness, ‘to see’, creative improvisation, DIY technologies and local methods of acclimatisation.
The work is developed through personal encounters, organised conversations, research and extended residencies and she has responded to places that include her family farm, Venice, a seaside caravan park, a Martello Tower, a region of Fenland, a museum handling collection, an asylum seekers charity and a Yorkshire council estate. Based on the belief that “ordinary subjects which in their ordinariness are extraordinarily representative” [Berger] she considers how “the freedom of human imagination transcends the determinations of both nature & society” [Ingold].
This exhibition will be a revisiting and re-viewing of a decade’s work, curated by David Gilbert, using the gallery as a space for thinking through the work. David will select from Kate’s historic body of work and curate it to draw out thematic/formal/spurious links, and they will together attempt to represent this as a diagram, a form which both have used frequently.
The work will be rehung towards the end of the show to create a different set of links, and Kate and David will host a talk on Friday 8 March, exploring the work, the project and its processes.
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