Katherine Prendergast references architectural forms in her work in order to examine our relationship to our context and environment. Bold forms that imply strength and weight are often undermined by the precariousness and simplicity of their support structures. Potentially intimidating and challenging sculptural forms are painted in contrast of with spindly, fragile, towering structures. Skeletons and structures without skins reveal the instability of the worlds and cosmologies we create. Lines resembling scaffolding are hurled into chaos instead of constructing a new habitation.
Prendergast’s sombre industrial blues, greys and blacks are shot through with fluorescent yellows, fleshy pinks, fiery oranges and glowing greens, suggesting alternative spaces and that hope is active and change is ever present.