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"Katy Dove: New Commisioned Work"
2005-02-16 until 2005-04-10
Pump House Gallery
UK United Kingdom
Pump House Gallery has commissioned new work by Scottish artist Katy Dove
for her first solo show in England. Dove's recent work has already received
international critical acclaim and has been shown in a number of group shows
nationally and internationally, including Venice Biennale, Tate Britain, The
Drawing Room and Frieze Art Fair.
Dove's mesmerising kaleidoscopic animations investigate the complex
relationship between perception, colour and sound. Much of her work takes
the form of a visual and audio representation of an idea, emotion or
perception using animation to reduce experience to its basic state. Brightly
coloured amorphous shapes dance to the hypnotic music - dividing,
multiplying and dissolving. Influences include the experimental filmmaker
Len Lye as well as modern masters such as Wassily Kandinsky with his
intuitive use of colour and Paul Klee who believed that a perfect geometry
could be found in the natural world.
For this exhibition, Dove will produce two new commissioned animations that
will be her most ambitious to date, as well as silkscreen prints, drawings
and paintings. Animations will incorporate watercolour paintings made on
paper and direct filmmaking techniques using clear 16mm film. Soundtracks
will explore the tonal qualities of the human voice and recorded vocals will
be sampled, mixed, layered and combined with other sounds such as bird song.
The screen prints will draw on ideas used in animations in relation to
repetition and pattern generation.
Katy Dove was born in Oxford in 1970 and studied at Duncan of Jordanstone
College of Art. She has exhibited in international shows including Venice
Biennale (2003) and Prague Biennale (2003) and has been selected to be part
of the 'Artist Statements' with Hales Gallery, London in the forthcoming Art
Basel 2005. She has exhibited at Tate Britain as part of their Lightbox, Art
Now series (2003) and has had solo exhibitions at Transmission, Glasgow
(2002) and Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2000). She lives and works in