Artists / Kerry Stewart


Kerry Stewart is best known for her installations and sculptures that infuse toy-like imagery with sinister and bathetic undertones. Her figures seem superficially contained but give off turbulent atmospheres of loneliness and dread through precise expressions that recall the work of Alex Katz.

Kerry undertook her research at Grizedale, which consisted of making plaster casts in the forest, with a view to making an object decorated with a landscape tableau. As part of 'Let's Get Married Today' she staged ‘Mull of Kintyre’ (2003), a performance involving a fantastic gigantic crow (made by Kerry) conducting a ritual mating dance to the song 'Mull of Kintyre', performed by Roger Orwin. There's chemistry in that there nature.