AboutIn a departure from her signature thread installations, Terry has created all new work for Plan of the Present Work, which confidently demonstrates her intuitive engagement with space but through a radical shift towards sculptural objects.
Terry's works have always relied on juxtapositions, dealt with in a way that at first seems effortless, before closer inspection reveals the construction of a fragile symbiosis between materials. Terry has, in Plan of the Present Work developed her interest in the synergy of abstract and physical spaces by emphasising the points of intersection between forms. Whereas the thread installations demonstrated a simultaneous reliance on and interruption of architectural space, these new works, using painted wood, breeze blocks and thread, add concerns of weight and presence with direct emphasis on their physicality.
Traditionally her work requires a transition from the geometric abstractions of drawing to the construction of installations in physical space, however this new work starts with sculptural production whilst retaining elements of two-dimensional discourse and in doing so produces sculptural moments in crisis. The tensions, ruptures and balances of Plan of the Present Work lie at the epicentre of a friction between models of spatial representation, whilst the permeable solidity of the breeze blocks and the apparent frailty, yet surprising strength, of thread strive to create an intuitive balance between forms and forces.
Kate Terry was born in Ontario, Canada in 1976. She studied at the University of Guelph, Canada and at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has exhibited widely in Canada, Europe and the UK including Mercer Union, Toronto; Skol Centre des Arts Actuels, Montreal; Lokaal 01, Holland; Dilston Grove, London; Gooden Gallery, London; Patrick Heide Gallery, London. She participated in the exhibition A Life of Their Own, curated by Richard Cork at Lismore Castle, Ireland, and in January 2011 co-curated Common Logic with Gary Colclough at IMT Gallery. Terry lives and works in London and is represented by IMT Gallery.