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Economist Plaza presents Caroline Rothwell Dispersed

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18 Sept 2009 to 13 Nov 2009
Private View: Thursday 17 September 2009
18.30 - 20.30
The Economist Plaza
25 St. James's Street
nearest tube: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus
SW1A 1HG
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Tyger ii, Caroline Rothwell, bronze, edition of 6, 2009, dimensions:55 x 52 x 23cm,
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Artists in this exhibition: Caroline Rothwell


Caroline Rothwell Dispersed

18th September — 13th November 2009
The Economist Plaza, 25 St. James's Street, London , SW1A 1HG

Private View: Thursday 17 September 2009, 18.30 - 20.30

The Contemporary Art Society and The Economist Group are pleased to present Dispersed at the Economist Plaza.

In Dispersed Caroline Rothwell’s bronze Tygers roam the plaza against a backdrop of silhouetted PVC drawings based on hybrid flora. The Tygers are imagined animals influenced by historical drawings and current explorations into genetic recreations of the now extinct Tasmanian tiger — one of the many strange and unknown creatures from our colonial past.

The exhibition explores our ever-evolving relationship with the natural world, into territories both real and imagined. For centuries, London has been the site of embarkation for countless explorations to unknown parts of the world. The specimens, drawings and knowledge that have returned have led to significant and often unintended consequences. The sculptures are cast in fabric moulds so that the creatures themselves sit uneasily between stuffed museum pieces and die-cast toy animals. Dispersed is a surreal world of uncanny flora and fauna, familiar yet displaced — a disconcerting wonderland that is toxic and unsettling in its new surrounds.

Caroline Rothwell studied at Wimbledon School of Art and Camberwell College of Art. In 2004 she was artist in residence at Nottingham University, for which she produced a travelling show. She has had solo shows at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, and Artspace, Sydney, in 2008 and at Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney in 2009, and has recently made a large-scale inflatable
installation for the Hong Kong Art Fair.

Caroline Rothwell is concurrently showing Slamina at Maddox Arts, 52 Brook’s Mews, London, W1K 4ED, from 11 September to 17 October 2009.

www.carolinerothwell.net


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