Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
T +44 (0)20 7494 1550 ~ F +44 (0)20 7287 3733

b. 1956, Cork, Ireland

Dorothy Cross came to widespread attention when she began a series of works featuring cow skins and cow udders. In her art she amalgamates found and constructed objects. These assemblages invariably have the effect of reinvigorating the lives of everyday things, sometimes humorous, sometimes disturbing, always intellectually stimulating and physically arresting. Her most recent work employs the revelatory and voyeuristic traits of video and photography, combining these with sculptural work, to play with what is at risk, on hold, erotic and curious.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2013 Connemara a solo exhibition at Turner Contemporary, Margate
  • 2013 Aquatopia a group exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary
  • 2013 Time Will Tell a group exhibition at Croft Castle, Herefordshire
  • 2012 – 2013 The Enchanted Isles: re-imagining Galapagos a traveling group exhibition at Bluecoat, Liverpool: Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh: Gulbenkian, Lisbon
  • 2012 Under the Sea a group exhibition at Sheffield Museum
  • 2011 Dorothy Cross: Stalactite, solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2010 Underwater, a touring group exhibition at Towner Gallery, Eastbourne; Spacex, Exeter; Ferens Art Gallery Hull; Bluecoat Art Gallery, Liverpool; Tulie House, Carlisle POOL Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
  • 2009 A Duck for Mr Darwin, a touring group exhibition at The Baltic, Gateshead; Mead Gallery, Warwick University
  • 2008 Land Scape, a solo exhibition at Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
  • 2005 a solo exhibition at IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

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Image of: Curvy Foxglove
  • Curvy Foxglove, 2013
  • Patinated bronze (cast from foxgloves and human fingers)
  • 82 cm