There Will Be New Rules Next Week
Were delighted to present an exhibition of works by Sister Corita Kent (1918 - 1986) alongside five contemporary artists inspired by her printmaking and life-affirming teaching: Peter Davies, Ruth Ewan, Emily Floyd, Scott Myles and Ciara Phillips.
Born Frances Elizabeth Kent in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Sister Corita Kent was an artist, illustrator and educator who worked in Los Angeles and Boston. She was also one of the most innovative and unusual pop artists of the 1960s. A political and religious rebel, she organised nuns and students to make ambitious installations, processions and banners, revolutionised graphic design and encouraged the creativity of thousands of people. Coritas art reflects her spirituality, her commitment to social justice and her delight in the world around us. Her prints combine slogans and poetry and are now recognised as some of the most striking and joyful American art of her time.
Peter Davies will exhibit two large-scale paintings referencing Coritas approach to language and poster advertising. Ruth Ewan and Scott Myles both re-exhibit work from their recent solo shows at DCA, allowing the pieces to take on new associations in the context of this exhibition. Emily Floyd is an Australian artist undertaking a month-long residency at DCA through the Scottish Print Network Commonwealth Project, while Ciara Philips has produced new work in DCA Print Studio.
There Will Be New Rules Next Week is part of Print Festival Scotland, a nationwide exploration and celebration of print which runs from Fri 23 August Sun 1 September. The festival coincides with the Impact8 International Printmaking Conference, which will be held this year in Dundee. To celebrate, well be holding a series of pop-up events in the Galleries and Print Studio throughout the exhibition.