A Pretty Folly
26 November 2022 - 22 January 2023 Cathleen Edkins Gallery
A Pretty Folly, an exhibition by Kate Rohde, sees the exhibition space transformed into an installation brimming with bold colour and life.
Rohde presents a selection of her functional sculptural pieces which celebrate everything animal, vegetable and mineral in their creation. Setting the stage for her object-based works the gallery walls are adorned in several elaborate wallpaper designs. Cultivated from Rohde’s object-based practice, these uniquely developed designs of luminescent zoological animal motifs, and botanical gardens of small resin gems and golden coloured icing filigree, work to create a kaleidoscopic immersive environment that elaborates on interior traditions.
Rohde’s work subverts notions of value and preciousness while drawing parallels between traditional art and craft technologies through a commentary on contemporary digital design and the use of the most pervasive synthetic materials of the 20th Century.
Friday 25 November 6:00pm
Saturday 26 November
Images: A Pretty Folly installation shot. Kate Rohde, Leopard vase and Bird bowl, 2015, polyurethane resin. Photo by Graham Baring.