KateGilmoreKate Gilmore, "Between a Hard Place," HD Video Still


Between a Hard Place
November 2 - December 14, 2013

Kate Gilmore’s videos and performances involve carefully-crafted constructions that, through a series of physical challenges and self-imposed obstacles, are demolished or made to self-destruct. We see her kick down walls to break out of structures that are made to restrict movement or lift heavy containers of wet paint onto impossibly high shelves. Each act is carried out in high heels and dresses that psychologically, physically, and visually conflict with the force of her actions. Her tasks become increasingly difficult as the performance goes on, as paint leaks or explodes out of her constructions, making surfaces slick. Dripping paint acts as a sign of the released energy exerted by Gilmore as she carries out her destructive plans.

Kate Gilmore was born in Washington D.C. and lives and works in New York, NY. The artist’s work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among many others. Two of Gilmore’s videos were included in FWCA’s “under the table” exhibition last fall, and we are pleased to have her back in the gallery with five recent works.

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts is located on the NWcorner of W BerrySt and Greene Ave, two blocks east of the University Dr.

Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat, 12 - 5. By appointment Thanksgiving week.