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Cathie Pilkington @ University of Brighton Gallery

6 May 2017 - 29 July 2017

Provocative and ambiguous, Cathie Pilkington’s sculptures make use of dolls in unexpected and challenging ways.
Exhibited for the first time since its debut at the Royal Academy, Anatomy of a Doll responds to Degas’ famous figures of ballerinas, playing with ideas of form and representation: is it sophisticated high art or the mechanics of a handcrafted work in progress?
Showing alongside is Harmonium, which transforms a humble wooden shelving unit into the framework for fascinating individual tableaux. Figurines, textiles, lightboxes and domestic items each tell their own story, questioning expectations of ornament, storage and display.


6 May 2017
29 July 2017
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Univ. of Brighton Gallery