As part of the Sculpture Production Award 2019, Katrina Cowling has been selected to exhibit at the Herbert Art Gallery as part of Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, where she will exhibit her new installation Of Brightworks and Edgelands.
The artist’s work investigates the poetics of the automobile as emblematic of modern life and late capitalism; speed, leisure, status signifier, mass production, engineering, perceived freedom, drama, possibility and adventure. The vehicle is a recurrent motif throughout the artist’s practice; graceful lines, stylised postures and luxury interiors are fragmented and distorted, evoking a collision or a crash and a hint of a retro futuristic landscape.
This exhibition is part of the Sculpture Production Award 2019. Open to emerging artists working in 3D, based within the UK but outside of London, the Award provides six sculptors with skills mentoring and a £1,000 production grant towards the realisation of a new work. Find out more.
The Sculpture Production Award 2019 is funded by Arts Council England and Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre. With special thanks to CVAN EM, CVAN South East, Eastside Projects, New Art West Midlands, STEAMhouse and the Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network for supporting the cost of administering the Open Call to ensure it remains free to apply.
Programme partners: Branch Arts, Castlefield Gallery, Coventry Biennial, CVAN EM, CVAN South East, Eastside Projects, New Art West Midlands, New Contemporaries, Primary, STEAMhouse, Temporary Contemporary, Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network, Yorkshire Sculpture Park.