Katie Paterson, Casting of Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky (91,800g), 2014, a meteorite, cast, melted and re-cast into a new version of itself, 40.6 x 33 x 22.9 cm, Photograph: Irene Perez Hernandez, Other Fabrications
Katie Paterson's exhibition for GENERATION and the 2014 Edinburgh Art Festival is her first solo exhibition in Scotland and one of the most significant presentations of her work anywhere to date. In selecting key works from the last few years, alongside a series of new projects, this exhibition demonstrates Paterson's continuing commitment to a way of working that collides art with science in an attempt to make sense of the complexities of our universe.
Paterson's work, often involving detailed collaboration with scientists and researchers, recalibrates our understanding of time and place by offering elegant and unnervingly simple responses to complex questions. In calling the exhibition Ideas, Paterson acknowledges the conceptual origins of her practice and the balance that is inherent in her work between what is real and what is imagined, between works that seek answers, and those that are content to ask questions.
Katie Paterson was born in Glasgow in 1981 and studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 2000-2004 and the Slade School of Fine Art from 2005-07. She has exhibited widely, with recent participations including Tate Triennale (2009); Whitstable Biennale (2010); Kettles Yard, Cambridge (2013); and Light Show, Hayward Gallery, London (2013). Katie Paterson was the winner of the Sky Arts Award, 2014, and lives and works in Berlin.
Private View: Thursday 26 June, 5-7 pm. All welcome
Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
Saturday 2 August 2014, 11am
Katie Paterson will discuss her exhibition Ideas.
Free, booking essential