Cathie Pilkington: Night Sea Journey: SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York
Cathie Pilkington’s installation Night Sea Journey merges canonical sculpture with domestic crafts and folk art bric-a-brac in a jumble of her own dirty-glittery art historical laundry.
Resembling a densely cluttered museum storage cupboard, the booth is a tableau that invites viewing from multiple perspectives. Elaborately painted and decorated objects are visually and thematically entangled with a series of layered canvas screens and draped and folded fabrics that fill and divide the space. The screens depict a variety of scenes: from the Vorticist camouflage of World War I and II destroyers, to references of medieval iconography and heraldry. Painted cloth animal carcasses, some with plaster-filled limbs, lie heaped and scattered across the floor. Sculptural objects both obscure and are absorbed by the landscapes behind them.
PRESS PREVIEW: Wednesday, September 8 // 11am - 5pm
FIRST LOOK COLLECTORS PREVIEW: Wednesday, September 8 // 11am - 5pm
COLLECTORS PREVIEW DAY (extended): Thursday, September 9 // 11am - 5pm
VIP PREVIEW NIGHTS: Wednesday, September 8 // 5pm - 9pm and Thursday, September 9 // 5pm - 9pm
REGULAR SHOW DAYS: September 10 - 13 // 11am - 8pm
Cathie PilkingtonDazzle, 2020Linen, wood, resin, paint238 x 120 x 100 cm | 93 3/4 x 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 in
Cathie PilkingtonThe Foundling, 2010Jesmonite, paint56 x 30 x 25 cm | 22 1/8 x 11 3/4 x 9 7/8 in
Cathie PilkingtonNight Sea Journey, 2021Left to right: The End; The Shallows; The Flood; Climacteric; The Ark; Target
Cotton, linen, wood, steel, paint and felt-tipDimensions variable