Catherine Tirr Hand Signed Silkscreen
Compelling Original Hand-Signed Silk Screen Circa. 1979 by Internationally Acclaimed Artist Catherine Tirr in Excellent Condition. 47 x 1 3/4 x 35. Sold originally in 1980 for $325 and Catherine Tirr's work similar to this is typically selling for $800 or more today. Fred's Price: $225
Catherine Tirr was born in England and studied fine art at Chelsea School of Art and design in London She was awarded the Stowells Trophy at London's Royal Academy of Art, in London. She relocated to the U.S. on a scholarship to Cranbrook Art Academy, Michigan. By 1983 her work had been shown at many Detroit area galleries, including a solo show at The Sixth Street Gallery in Royal Oak in collaboration with Detroit poet Chris Tysh. This collaboration culminated in a publication entitled "Coat of Arms", by Station Hill Press. Her move to New York City was followed by two shows at The Drawing Center in SoHo. She was granted awards by The New York Foundation of The Arts and Materials For The Arts in 1991. Since her move to Los Angeles, her work has been included in exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Armand Hammer Museum. She has exhibited her work in England, Iceland, Japan and the United States.
The world of dreams, daydreams and fragmented recollections is a vibrant but unreliable tapestry, a fantasy planet in which recall is called into question, in which facts are not quite correct, and the mind's eye plays tricks with coordinates, colors, quadrants and quantities. It is a landscape that is not of this world but of an inner topography that we see when we squint against a bright blast of light, or when we look backward into the tunnel of the past and see a sparkling, colorized memory now unreliably out-of-joint with actuality. This inner world can be as strange as outer space, a porous membrane network through which reality slowly seeps, falls away, and evaporates. It's this that makes it so vivid and unencumbered by rational form. These are fragmented impressions drawn from a deep well, re-assembled out-of-kilter and willy-nilly the way they sprang -- a view with eyes shut tight. - Catherine Tirr