Dorothy Cross: Connemara

Dorothy Cross: Connemara
Library Shelf Location 18.CROS
Publication Date 2014

Published on the occasion to the exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy from 14th March  to 27th April, 2014.

Essay by Robin Lydenberg, Professor of English at Boston College, Mass., USA.

Connemara is an exhibition of new and existing work by Dorothy Cross. Connemara has long been a destination for painters attempting to document the sea, sky, land and light. Connemara is also home to Dorothy Cross, and the source of inspiration for this new exhibition of her work. Cross’s sculpture, film and photography examine the relationship between living beings and the natural world around them, seeing both as sites of constant change, leaving residues of passing time, and strange and unexpected encounters.

Through major new commissions as well as existing works, the exhibition explores central themes in Cross’ practice, particularly the relationship between nature and the body, creation and destruction. Many of the artist’s works incorporate items found on the shore, including boats and animal skins, while others reflect on the environment. New videos will explore a cave near Cross’ home accessible only a few days a year, as well as Margate’s mysterious Shell Grotto.

ISBN 1903875714
Quantity 1
Pages 156
Author Robin Lydenberg
Format Hardback
Publisher Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Related Artist Dorothy Cross
Categories Film and Artists' Moving Image, Sculpture
Keywords Nature, Animals, Bones, Landscapes (environments), Sea

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