Friday, 30 October 2009
Valerie Hegarty: The Art of Destruction
Valerie Hegarty has something else in mind. Hegarty's work focuses on the demolition of the old rather than the creation of the new. She has collected canvases and antiques in fairly good condition and then proceeds to burn, rip, melt, tear, shoot at, and crack them into sorry conditions; creating new pieces that seem to hover on the verge of death. Hegarty's work makes a violent statement about chaotic state that lies underneath our seemingly civilized world. Well done.