House Trees (detail), full room height, graphite on white painted wall, drawing installation, Kathy Herbert, 2013
I’m delighted to have been asked by artist Kathy Herbert to participate in an informal conversation that will delve into the influences and tensions of her recent work House Trees and Other Tales. The sometimes fractious relationship between built and natural environments will be explored, with particular reference to Kathy’s work.
Kathy Herbert’s practice incorporates 2 to 3D work says of her drawing practice. For Kathy, ‘drawing is a straightforward means of capturing an idea and giving it substance. It can be immediate and responsive, it can be meditative, or logical and structured’. She works with the idea of “sharing space”, ‘joining man-made and natural imagery to imply equal occupancy of the same space. This work draws on the idea of respect for other living beings – animal plant etc, and implies that we are not the only important beings on this planet. She draws from nature, giving every living thing equal value in the hope that it will be reflected in our way of living on Earth’.
DISCURSIVE EVENT : SHARING SPACE
THURSDAY 18TH JULY 2013 6.30 – 8pm AT deAPPENDIX
30 ARDAGH GROVE, BLACKROCK, CO. DUBLIN.
For more information or images please contact : Ciara McMcMahon at deAppendix, 30 Ardagh Grove, Blackrock; 0035312785866 / email:firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Herbert on +353 87 9481740 or at email@example.com
KATHY HERBERT has been an Artist for over twenty years, exhibiting in Ireland, America, and Europe: She has taken part in Symposia, projects and initiatives, lectured and lead workshops. Kathy completed her MFA in the National College of Art and Design in 2011. She has recently shown in “Sculpture in Context”, Botanic Gardens 2012, the Drawing Project, IADT 2013 and presented her artist initiated project “Drawing Conversations” with Phizzfest 2012 and 2013, Dublin. From July 2013 Kathy will be Artist in Residence at Draiocht, Blanchardstown. Her forthcoming show, “Studies from Tree Journeys”, made using graphite drawings on paper and some watercolours, will shortly be on show at Excel Theatre and Gallery, Tipperary. Further details regarding Kathy’s work is available at www.kathyherbert.ie or by contacting Kathy directly on +353 87 9481740 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
CIARA MCMAHON practices both art and medicine. Subjectivity, intersubjectivity and the body are explored in the work, which researches osmosis between the disciplines of art and medicine. In 2012 McMahon founded and curates deAppendix, an ongoing residency and contemporary art programme. deAppendix is symbiotic or hybrid with a Dublin suburban GP surgery, Amaranta Family Practice. A forth coming article by McMahon commissioned for 2ha magazine on the project will be published later this summer. McMahon is currently collaborating with The Open Rehearsals group on an Arts Council funded film commission. She was awarded the Adurey E. Klinck scholarship at the Banff Arts Centre in 2011 and in 2010 was funded by Create, the national agency for collaborative arts, to research the Leaky Self Project. McMahon exhibits both nationally and internationally, exhibitions include Temporal Sequencing, Banff Arts Centre Canada, Liminality, NCAD Gallery; Détruis Space, The Joinery. For further information see: www.ciaramcmahon.