Kate Langrish-Smith, as an artist, explores the realms of mixed media encompassing clay, plaster, found materials, spaces, and photography. Her artistic endeavours are dedicated to a profound investigation into the materiality, form, and tactility of objects, all within the context of their intricate relationship with the human body.
Within Kate’s practice, a compelling exploration unfolds, centred on how bodies of both material and humanity conform and perform in various, often unexpected, ways.
Kate’s artistic journey is marked by a passionate pursuit of fusion, balance, and harmony within textured, haptic, and chromatic compositions and assemblages. These creations, often described as sculptural “moments,” seamlessly blur the boundaries between the temporal and the fixed. With each piece, Kate seeks to evoke a contemplative response, inviting viewers to ponder the allure of materials and shapes. Her work challenges and enriches the symbolic function and value assigned to these diverse objects while prompting a deeper examination of our complex relationships with them.
I was able to visit the Royal Crown Derby Museum where we were given the tour of the collection by the museums curator Elizabeth Woledge, thanks to fellow resident Hayley Blackwell who organised it. Stand out pieces for me were the eggshell cup and saucer – so delicate literally felt like holding an egg shell, […]Read More
The first week of the residency involved visiting Derby to meet the Artcore Team and being shown the two sites they have, I had never been to Artcore before, so it was good to see the gallery at Albert Street and then the space at Charnwood street where we will be working for the next […]Read More