About the Edition
As a fine artist, drawing is a constant in my practice. Drawing is a way of thinking – visually and out loud. It is a process of travelling into the unknown – making new tracks, sometimes with the maps of previous drawings as a guide, sometimes into a place as yet unvisited. At Table, was recently selected by the National Gallery Young Producers for inclusion in their Degazine (2020), a publication of works submitted in response to Degas’ painting ‘Helen Rouart in her father’s study’. This is a drawing about being a parent and being a child – because for much of life many of us are both, even years into adulthood. As with the Degas painting, the table is another character in the drawing and a surface that both divides and connects the figures. Whether playing or arguing, both figures are a little like animals, with the suggestion of a tail on each as, when we are playful or in disagreement we are freed of our polite human disguise. I don’t know if the child is my younger self or my daughter’s, and whether the adult is my father or me. I am not an ‘emerging’ artist, but perhaps a ‘re-emerging’ one and now, as I step into another phase of life, a parent, but no longer someone’s child, I feel a little like my younger self, filled with a sense of freedom and possibility.
About the Artist
Bella Kerr’s work is concerned with space, words and the power of objects. Drawing has provided continuity in a practice that has spanned installation, small-scale making, film, and set design, shown in a range of contexts from screenings in major London galleries, to museums, and regional galleries. Recent work has been expressed in the form of large-scale installation, digital prints and participatory and curatorial work.
Bella Kerr is based in Cardiff
At Table by Bella Kerr
At Table (2020)
Edition of 20
Digital Print on Marrutt 300gsm Smooth Fine Art White Paper
Produced by Hannah Biscombe at Magpie Studio, Cardiff.
Paper Size 13 x 9 inches
Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist
All prints are coated with a protective UV resistant spray.