Rose Finn-Kelcey


2 December 2006 - 28 January 2007

For this, her most comprehensive exhibition in nearly ten years British artist Rose Finn-Kelcey presented three new sculptural installations in the Cube, Middle and Long Galleries.

Made partly in response to her recent residency and tour of China sponsored by The Red Mansion Foundation, the use and misuse of language provided the focus for the work in the exhibition. With a characteristic blend of humour and pathos, she investigated the nature of interpretation and re-contextualisation. Chinese characters collided and were assimilated into new and alien contexts so that they were both lost and found in translation, allowing them to develop new meanings. Appropriating street signage, fairground art and shop front hoardings, the exhibition demonstrated the extent and breadth of Finn-Kelcey’s invention.

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