November 11-25 1999
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No less than half an hour was devoted by RTE
Television to Still Time, Katy Simpson's stunning,
Her work, consisting of two- to fifteen-panel
polyptychs, was a 90 per cent sell out at the end of
the first week. Katy's work is now part of several
major national and international collections,
including: Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA); Guardian
PMPA Insurance, Bank of Ireland Asset Management, MCD
Management and RTE.
Several examples of her work are shown in our Artists
section. The title piece from her show,
Time,// won a major prize awarded by curator Declan
McGonagle and artist William Crozier (see News).
The Time exhibition juxtaposes eerie views
of rooms and stairwells with odd interior details.
Figures, when they appear (as in Me Know When
You Wake), seem fleeting, uncomfortable and remote.
Earlier in 1999, paintings by Katy Simpson were used
to illustrate the RTE documentary of Fear,
a study of institutional child abuse. She has been
offered several major shows at home and abroad, but is
concentrating on building up a body of work to show in
the Oisín Gallery in late 2000 or early 2001.
Articles on her work have appeared in Circa, the Irish
Arts magazine, The Irish Times and Cara, the inflight
magazine of Aer Lingus. She was named in A Buyer's
Guide to Irish Art as one of the twenty most promising
young artists of her generation.
Paintings in the exhibition