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Dorothy Cross: Everest

Dorothy Cross: Everest

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Dorothy Cross
Everest, 2015

Medium: Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle fine art fibre based matt paper
Paper size: 50.8 x 29.6 cm, image size: 30.5 x 9.2 cm
Edition of 25

Part of the 50th anniversary edition series.

To produce this piece Cross created an exact replica of Mount Everest using paper. The pinnacle of planet Earth was reproduced in miniature, playing with human and geological time - and challenging the limits of a sheet of paper. A photograph was then taken through the opening of a crate where the sheets of paper used were originally stored and this image made into a limited edition print.

Dorothy Cross was born in 1956 in Cork, Ireland. She graduated from her BA at Leicester Polytechnic in 1977 and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, California in 1982. Recent solo exhibitions include Bloomberg Space, London, 2009 and McMullen Museum Boston College USA, 2005. She has also participated in Venice Biennale, 1993, Istanbul Biennial, 1997 and Liverpool Biennial 1998. She took part in the ground-breaking 1994 exhibition Bad Girls at the ICA London and CCA, Glasgow. Her opera works include Chiasm, 1999; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, 2004; and Riders to the Sea, 2008. Cross’ work is in public collections including: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Norton Collection, Santa Monica; Art Pace Foundation, Texas; Ulster Museum, Belfast; Goldman Sachs Collection, London; The Arnolfini Trust, Bristol; Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin; and Tate Modern, London. She is represented by Frith Street Gallery.

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Dorothy Cross exhibited at Camden Arts Centre in 1993.

Kindly donated to celebrate 50 years of Camden Arts Centre to support our future programme #CAC50