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Cathy Wilkes

Cathy Wilkes
Selected works Installation views

Xavier Hufkens is delighted to announce a new exhibition by Cathy Wilkes.

Combining the installation work for which she is perhaps best-known with a series of recent paintings and prints, this exhibition presents three complementary facets of Wilkes’s varied artistic practice. For over twenty-five years, the artist has been accumulating materials from everyday life and incorporating them within an on-going and open-ended series of installations. Yet the seeming randomness of the installations belies a precision born of a long and intense creative process, one that often spans months or years.

What sets Cathy Wilkes’s subtle narratives apart, as well as their introspection, is their strong allegorical undertow. Her objects, figures, actions or images show us places of loss and transformation. Within this activity, contemplation, actions and processes slowly move between conscious thought and a private mystical theophany.

Cathy Wilkes (b. 1966, Belfast) lives and works in Glasgow. She represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 2005 and participated in the International Exhibition of the Biennale in 2013. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2008 and was awarded the inaugural Maria Lassnig Prize in 2017. Wilkes’s work was recently the subject of a touring exhibition that began at Tate Liverpool (2015) and travelled to LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz and the Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach (2015–2016). Other solo exhibitions include MoMA PS1, New York (fall 2017); Tramway, Glasgow (2014) and The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago (2012).

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Selected works

Related artworks

    Cathy Wilkes

    Untitled, 2016

    oil, pen, lime on gauze and canvas
    40 x 50 cm, 15 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.

    Cathy Wilkes

    Untitled, 2016

    oil, lime on gauze and canvas
    41 x 55 cm, 16 1/8 x 21 5/8 in.

    Cathy Wilkes

    Untitled, 2016

    oil, lime on jersey cotton
    41 x 56.5 cm, 16 1/8 x 22 1/8 in.

    Cathy Wilkes

    Untitled, 2016

    oil, lime on jersey cotton
    25.5 x 37 cm, 10 x 14 1/2 in.

    Cathy Wilkes

    Untitled, 2016

    mixed media
    27 x 20 cm, 10 5/8 x 7 3/4 in.

    Cathy Wilkes

    Untitled, 2016

    oil, lime on canvas
    42 x 56 cm, 16 1/2 x 22 in.

    Cathy Wilkes

    Untitled, 2016

    polymer gravure etching on Zerkall 902 225 gsm
    19.5 x 14.5 cm, 7 5/8 x 5 5/8 in.

    Cathy Wilkes

    Untitled, 2016

    red tapestry fragment
    45 x 55 cm, 17 5/8 x 21 5/8 in.

    Cathy Wilkes

    Untitled, 2017

    polymer gravure etching on Fabriano Tiepolo 290 gsm
    40 x 34.5 cm, 15 5/8 x 13 1/2 in.

    Cathy Wilkes

    Untitled, 2017

    mixed media
    185 x 275 x 190 cm, 72 3/4 x 108 1/4 x 74 3/4 in.

    Cathy Wilkes

    Untitled, 2017

    mixed media
    103.5 x 56 x 39 cm, 40 5/8 x 22 x 15 1/4 in.

    Cathy Wilkes

    Untitled, 2017

    2 cups, 1 jug
    20 x 42 x 12 cm, 7 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 4 5/8 in.

    Cathy Wilkes

    Untitled, 2017

    mixed media
    51 x 29.5 x 3 cm, 20 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.

Installation views