15 April – 8 July 2017
Clare Kenny works with a variety of materials such as found objects, building materials, neon and photography. Through subtle gestures and assemblages, and drawing on her own history, memories and experience, Kenny frequently adapts a personal story, proposing a new narrative and exploring the shifting line between fact and fiction.
For her first institutional solo show in the UK (Industrial Romantic), Kenny will present existing and new work in an installation that reflects the re-occurring interests in her practice and draws not only on her childhood memories of growing up in Heywood (Rochdale) and her new life in Basel (Switzerland) but also a collective experience shared by many.
In the lead up to her show opening, Kenny will be installing and making new work on-site in our galleries. During this period, normally hidden from view, she is happy to welcome members of the public to meet with her and gain unique insight into her working methods on the following dates and times:
4 April: 2pm-3.30pm
5 April: 2pm-3.30pm
11 April: 10am-11.30am
12 April: 10am-11.30am
Top image: Clare Kenny, Toyota Allegra and MG Montego, 2014. Courtesy the artist and VITRINE.
Photo: Serge Hasenböhler.
Bottom image: Clare Kenny, Enough rope to hang ‘emselves, 2016.
Courtesy the artist and VITRINE. Photo: Jonathan Bassett