Eva Rothschild

Edited by Michael Dempsey and Doro Globus; texts by Michael Dempsey and Brian Dillon
Ridinghouse 2014 and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin
£17.95  |  $32

32 × 24.6 cm  |  13 × 9 1/2 in
Softback
80 pp, 40 colour ill
ISBN: 978 1 905464 91 3

Eva Rothschild’s large-scale sculptural compositions explore relationships between surface and structure whilst testing the boundaries between the abstract and figurative. 


Accompanying a solo exhibition at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin (23 May–21 September 2014), this volume features a number of recent sculptures by the Irish-born artist alongside a series of photographic portraits of gallery visitors holding snakes.

 

Using diverse materials, such as wood, steel and fibreglass, Rothschild investigates sculptural form by testing the limits of those materials. With references to Minimalism and Constructivism, Rothschild’s work aims to invert Modernism’s forms and question its utopian ideas.

 

Alongside full-colour illustrations, this volume includes texts by Brian Dillon and Michael Dempsey which closely examine Rothschild’s installation at the gallery and her ties to broader art history.

Michael Dempsey is Head of Exhibitions at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin. Brian Dillon is a writer, critic, UK editor of Cabinet magazine, and Reader in Critical Writing at the Royal College of Art, LondonDoro Globus is Publisher at Ridinghouse, London.

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