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Richard Cork

Born, 1947

Art critic Richard Cork provided a text for the catalogue accompanying Permindar Kaur: Interlopers, an exhibition that represented the culmination of a residency by the artist at the University of Hertfordshire School of Creative Arts. The exhibition’s dates were 18 March - 7 May 2016.

Cork’s text, “Permindar Kaur: Danger, Compassion and Playfulness” opened with a description of the exhibition. “As the provocative title of her new exhibition suggests, Permindar Kaur has transformed the UH Galleries into a place invaded by small vagabonds. Wherever we glance in this surprisingly lofty location, teddies seem to have taken over. But they appear to be far removed fromthe cuddly playthings loved by little children. All black, they are devoid of facial features apart from inquisitive ears curving upwards. Instead of lying back and waiting to be fondled, they look surprisingly active. None more so than the teddies visible in a very large piece installed near the panoramic gallery window. All attached to gleaming copper chains, they seem to pause in space before resuming their epic climb. resolute, plucky and united by this group endeavour, they could hardly be more different from passive toys.”

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