Bett Gallery presents new work by Tricky Walsh.
Grace Hopper, Sophie Germain, Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie are four of the names that title the works in Walsh’s latest solo exhibition. Hard Edges and Soft Openings is monumental historically, politically and materially as Walsh pays tribute to women whose innovations have paved the way for the scientific and technological developments of the last century. Walsh’s indefatigable research into these women and their exceptional work is evinced in the detail and precision of the over 50 paintings and sculptures in this exhibition for the Bett Gallery.
Walsh’s practice is exemplary of contemporary Geometric Abstraction. Conscious of its roots in the Synthetic and Analytic Cubism that deconstructed and reconfigured the accepted conventions of pictorial space, Geometric Abstraction is an established tool for critically dismantling the status quo. Every work in Hard Edges and Soft Openings is destined for either household or institution and carries the weight of a name that has been historically excluded from both. Walsh reasserts these formidable thinkers through a feminist dismantling of professional and domestic division. Conceptual subversion and material proficiency in the genre, sees the artist reclaim Geometric Abstraction as a critical artistic vocabulary capable of traversing truth claims, axiomatic reasoning and speculative thought.
The gallery is open and adhering to Covid-19 social distancing measures.