Cathie Pilkington: Working from Home
2nd Oct 2018
From Saturday 6 October to Sunday 31 March 2019, Pallant House Gallery in Chichester presents Cathie Pilkington: Working from Home.
Sculptor Cathie Pilkington RA explores the relationship between personal collections and public display through an immersive takeover of the historic townhouse’s upstairs rooms.
Suggesting themes of motherhood, privacy, domesticity and the unconscious, this dialogue with the collection and architecture is the gallery’s most ambitious contemporary intervention to date.
The installation is part of RA250, a nationwide programme celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts.
New sculptural works created especially for the show include a series of ‘Pietas’ which both engage and subvert the traditional artistic treatment of fundamental human themes. By combining the languages of toys and comics with classical sculpture and surrealism, Pilkington’s re-imagined versions of the religious scene disrupt the viewer’s contemplation of the sculptural object with jarring details.
Image: Mother, Cathie Pilkington, 2010. Photo: Graham Chalifour © The Artist.