Preview: Katy Dove
- Rosie Lesso
- 31 August 2016
Memorial exhibition dedicated to ground breaking artist and musician
Dundee Contemporary Arts will celebrate the work of Scottish artist and musician Katy Dove in this memorial exhibition, presented in partnership with Discovery Film Festival. Despite Dove's untimely passing in 2015 aged just 44, she left behind a substantial body of work, ranging from drawing, painting, printmaking and music to her much celebrated animated films, all of which will feature in this showcase.
It is fitting that a tribute to Dove should take place at DCA, as Dove graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee in the 1990s. She is one of a generation of graduates from Dundee who have gone on to establish successful careers, including Luke Fowler, Lucy McKenzie and Stephen Sutcliffe, all of whom were included in DCA's significant exhibition The Associates, in 2009. She also worked at DCA on numerous occasions, as an employee when it first opened and later producing a series of prints with their Print Studio.
Her kaleidoscopic, melodic and accessible artworks deserve to be celebrated here again. In an interview with Simon Yuill in 2005, she succinctly said: 'I am not so interested in analysing what these images might mean, but in using them to explore a state of mind that is beyond language.'
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Sat 17 Sep – Sun 20 Nov