Thursday, September 12, 2013

Catherine Bertola 'Sad Bones' - Preview: Friday 13th September 6-8pm Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK

Catherine Bertola - Sad Bones

Preview: Friday 13th September 2013, 6 - 8pm

14th September - 19th October 2013
Thurs - Sat, 11am - 5pm
(or by appointment)


Workplace Gallery is pleased to present Sad Bones a new exhibition by Catherine Bertola.


Sad Bones is a collection of interventions into photographs of interiors taken directly from the archives of Country Life Magazine of buildings that no longer exist. In each case Bertola has carefully set the image alight allowing the flames to momentarily animate the space as the paper smoulders, leaving behind a permanent, fragile, and destructive mark on the surface.


Bertola's practice involves creating installations, objects and drawings that respond to specific sites, collections and historic contexts. Underpinning the work she makes is a desire to look beyond the surface of objects and buildings, to uncover forgotten and invisible histories of places and people as a way of reframing and reconsidering the past.


Catherine Bertola was born in Rugby, UK in 1976. Exhibitions include Swept Away: Dust, Ashes and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design, Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA, To be forever known, Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, UK, Shake Before Using, Artium, Vitoria Gastiez, Spain, Scion, Beacon Art Project, Barrington Court, Somerset, UK, Out of the Ordinary, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK, From Trash to Treasure, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany, Personal Tempest, Neue Galerie, Innsbruck, Austria, Cult of the Difficult, Cass Gallery, London, Walls are talking: Wallpaper, Art and Culture, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK, Out of the Ordinary, V&A Museum, London, Unpicked and Dismantled, Kaunas Art Biennale, Kaunas, Lithuania. She currently lives and works in Gateshead.


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