Kate Bergin: Tabletop Variations

Kate Bergin presents a unique spin on the traditional still life compositions of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting with her strange cluster of animals and objects configured in impossible scenarios on the brink of collapse.

‘This has been a journey, a hunt for meaning, through the squawking and rummaging and all the distraction of our daily existence. Revelling in the precarious and the unexpected, I hope the viewer finds these paintings quivering with movement and life – in all its variations.’ – Kate Bergin

Kate Bergin, Visiting the Palace of Amsterdam (featuring Melchior de Hondecoeter’s Palace of Amsterdam with Exotic Birds, c. 1660), oil on canvas, 173 x 203cm (framed). Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

Arthouse Gallery
Until 15 June, 2019