Kate Hawkins – ‘Escape the Esplanade’
27 Jul 2013 - 18 Aug 2013
Limbo is please to present an exhibition of new work by London-based artist Kate Hawkins.
Much of Hawkins’ work draws from the discourse surrounding performance and theatre. Her previous performance-based background notably informs her more recent work. For ‘Escape the Esplanade’ she makes paintings as a means to de-activate the performer/viewer paradigm, thereby encouraging the spectator to adopt the role of performer. The viewer is persuaded to partake in active engagement with the work, and, in doing so, enact a parallel performance of sorts.
Kate Hawkins studied at Edinburgh and the Slade and is currently completing a practice-based PhD on whether painting can be performative without becoming theatrical and what this means for spectatorship.