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Exhibition of new sculptures by Dorothy Cross on view at Kerlin Gallery
Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin. .

DUBLIN.- Kerlin Gallery is presenting I dreamt I dwelt, an exhibition of new sculptures by Dorothy Cross.

At the heart of the exhibition, a shark rises up from a floor of Carrara marble as if emerging from the ocean. The serenity of the marble’s surface, almost five meters in length and rippled by bluish veins, is interrupted by the ascendant body of this creature, glassy-eyed and frozen in space: we are not sure whether it is living or dead. The history of the shark, spanning over 420 million years, is longer than that of the stone from which it is carved – and yet it is the creature’s vulnerability, along with that of all marine life, that is captured in this moment.

Elsewhere, two ears listen out from pillows. Seemingly pliable, the cushions are carved from Greek marble, the kinks of their fabric tapped into stone. A depression marks each surface, as if left by a resting head, and it’s in these imprints – the point of contact with the human body – that two ears are carved: one left, one right. In another work, quartz stones are stacked into a mound. 26 stones are carved with the letters of the Roman alphabet, setting man’s concept and understanding of time, culture and language against the vast backdrop of nature.

I dreamt I dwelt is titled after a popular 19th-century aria, in which the lyrics express the human desire for power, riches and invulnerability: “I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls, with vassals and serfs at my side …”. Cross sees the body and nature as sites of constant change, creation and destruction. These new works present a powerful distillation of her long-term concern: the complex relationship between the natural world and humankind.Dorothy Cross lives and works in Connemara, Ireland.

Forthcoming exhibitions/projects include Desire: A Revision From the 20th Century to the Digital Age, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, (September 2019) and Heartship, Sounds From A Safe Harbour Festival, Cork, a collaborative performance with Singer Lisa Hannigan, September 2019. Solo exhibitions include I dreamt I dwelt, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2019); Libby Leshgold Galley, Vancouver (2018); Glance, New Art Centre, Roche Court, UK (2017–18); Connemara, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2013), touring to Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2014); Eye of Shark, Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford (2014); Bloomberg Space, London (2009); Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (2008); Irish Museum of Modern Art (2005); Douglas Hyde Gallery (2002, 1993 & 1988); Camden Arts Centre (1993); ICA Philadelphia (1991). The artist has participated in the Venice (1993), Istanbul (1997) and Liverpool (1998) biennials, and the groundbreaking 1994 exhibition Bad Girls, ICA, London and CCA, Glasgow.

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