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Permindar Kaur: Interlopers

Solo show at University of Hertfordshire Galleries. 2016
Date: 18 March, 2016 until 7 May, 2016
Curator: Annabel Lucas
Organiser: University of Hertfordshire Galleries

Permindar Kaur: Interlopers was 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. From the Introduction by Annabel Lucas, Exhibitions Curator: “The individual sculptural works within Interlopers were developed during an intensive residency within the School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire. We are grateful to the school for supporting Permindar’s access to research, new materials and techniques, and crucially her immersion in its student and staff population. Our gratitude is extended to Richard Cork for his insightful survey of Permindar’s recent work. We would like to thank Professor Barbara Brownie for her text proposing the sculpture’s independence and agency, and her dynamic blog series that charted the evolution of this remarkable new species and the survival of its fittest.”

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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Born, 1965 in Nottingham, England

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Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom