Sunday, 28 October 2012
Work from her oeuvre.
“Corkery works through an ongoing fascination with the concept of simulation and the multiple with specific regard to their relationship with printmaking. Her practice currently centres on large-scale installation pieces which initiate a slippage between the conventionally two-dimensional nature of print media and a more volumetric architectural space.
Often relying on production modes of panelling and tessellation, shapes and line repeat and dissolve across separate modular surfaces resulting in a rhythmic interplay that forces us to reconsider the architectural environment as merely a static backdrop.
Because of their scale, many of Corkery’s pieces rely on creative collaboration, from fabrication to installation. They respond to a combined feeling of strange familiarity and irrationality. The works provoke in the observer an acute awareness of perception as a bodily and cognitive process, an eccentric series of stops and starts, trials and errors and, ultimately, of rationalization. But in the brief moment before that rationalization, the world is made strange again. A kind of re-enchantment.” – Elizabeth Corkery