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de Cordova, Denise, 2013, Show, Exhibition or Event, Congregation

Abstract or Description:

Denise de Cordova was invited by the Works of Art Committee at Jesus College, Cambridge to mount a solo exhibition of recent work in the unique setting of the College’s 12th century chapel.
The exhibition focuses on over twenty ceramic figures that de Cordova has made under her nom de plume Amy Bird - a character she created in order to explore the possibilities of working in clay. Amy Bird makes only women - works that refer to historical figures, heroines of literature and cultural models.
The installation at Jesus College reflects a sense of staging and arranging that is a distinctive feature of de Cordova’s practice, which plays with re-grouping individual sculptural elements to create shifting meanings and narratives.
The work was sited in response to the stained glass windows designed by Edward Burne Jones and Ford Madox Brown which were installed as part Pugin’s redevelopment of the Chapel. This continues the artist’s interest in placing her sculptures in situations other than conventional white cube spaces. The intention was to explore the relationships that might exist between 19th Century Gothic Revival imagery and that employed by the artist in her own sculptures.

CongregationJesus College, Cambridge, UK01 Oct - 30 Nov 2013One person show
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W130 Sculpture
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: Jesus College Cambridge
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 13:07
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2023 13:33
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2103
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