Following its debut at Turner Contemporary, ‘Connemara’, an exhibition of new and existing work by Dorothy Cross, comes to the RHA this March.
Connemara, while being a popular place for artists attempting to capture the wild beauty of nature and light there, is also the home of Cork-born artist Dorothy Cross, and the source of inspiration for her new work.
Through sculpture, photography and film, Cross explores the relationship between the body and nature, and creation and destruction. Cross’s work sees the relationship between living things and the world around them as sites of constant change and of unexpected and strange encounters.
Much of her work includes items found on the shore, such as animal skins and boats, and other pieces reflect on the environment. Videos also explore a cave near Cross’s home as well as the mysterious Shell Grotto in Margate.
Cross has had regular exhibitions since the mid-80’s and has had a number of solo shows, most recently in London and Boston, as well as participating in group shows internationally such as the Venice Biennale in 1993, the Istanbul Biennale in 1997 and the Liverpool Biennale in 1998 and 2002. An retrospective of her work took place at IMMA in 2005.
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