Void Gallery is delighted to welcome you to the public preview of The Shrinking Universe by Eva Rothschild on Thursday 11 November, 6-8pm. There will also be an in-conversation during the event.
The Shrinking Universe at Void marks the final part of the Ireland at Venice 2019 National Tour, and was the national representation of Ireland at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2019, curated by Mary Cremin.
The Shrinking Universe consists of individual works made up of multiple elements. Each sculpture retains its own distinct presence while forming a cohesive totality. The array of materials that Rothschild uses in her work, alongside the distinction between the presence of the artist’s hand and industrially created works, brings about a tension between the monumental and the personal.
Through her diverse use of materials and sculptural formats, Rothschild constructs a sculptural and immersive environment that allows the public to be both viewer and participant. Rothschild’s exhibition creates a socially sculptural space, allowing for contemplation of the material legacy of both present and past civilisations.
One of the leading sculptors of her generation, Eva Rothschild’s practice demonstrates a great awareness of the modernist tradition while maintaining its own distinctive sculptural language. Her works also engage with objects from the surrounding urban environment that she lives and works in, and the eternal forms of geometry and classicism. Her sense of materials, scale, monumentality, colour and line reflect a refined aesthetic sensibility that redeploys and subverts familiar sculptural formats.
Rothschild’s works are dynamically active, unapologetically monumental and bold. Expanding on the artistic lexicon of process, form, scale and materiality, Rothschild creates her own unique sculptural language. The Shrinking Universe is an invitation to look, to be attentive to your surroundings and most of all to be present with the work.
The Shrinking Universe runs until 15 January 2022.
Venue: Void Gallery, 10 Waterloo Place, BT48 6BU
Date: 11 November
Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm
More information: www.derryvoid.com/exhibitions/eva-rothschild-the-shrinking-universe/