Louiseann King: solis
Louiseann King is a sculptor/installation artist and academic based in Eganstown, a physical and historical landscape which is highly charged, complex and capable of subtle and dramatic change. This exciting project will see two exhibition spaces within the Gallery reconceived with thematic displays of work to explore depictions of women and landscapes in the nineteenth century, so that King’s sculptural installations sit within them, providing points of contrast and dialogue with works from the collection.
King is a maker and a collector of time and place; her practice is one where she works with nuance, subtlety, the liminal, the forgotten and the lost. She collects, salvages, collates, regroups, juxtaposes and re-renders, creating works which cross boundaries of time and place.
She is an oddity and, at times, a curiosity: a woman artist working in bronze in a field dominated by men, with a practice which is inherently feminine and ‘other’. In her practice, bronze is both inherently monumental and heroic, and also deeply seductive and sensual in its potential to enable transformation.
In this exhibition, King will consider the way the Gallery collection is displayed, the spaces it occupies and how this generates meaning and context. solis will feature new sculptural installation works/interventions and include a collaboration with sound artist Philip Samartzis which utilises local eco-acoustic recordings and the particular acoustics of the Ferry and Crouch galleries.
& OPENING HOURS
1 September 2018 – 7 April 2019
Open 10 am – 5 pm daily