At winter’s twilight, in summer dusk presents paintings, pastels and etchings that explore the nostalgia of reflecting on, or reimagining, the past. The third of four sisters, Catherine Repko’s current practice explores sororal relationships in both literal and figurative ways.
‘Though a sisterhood is the root of my current work, I am thinking also about being daughters, about motherhood, our humanity – at a time that feels so increasingly polarised, in my work I’m bringing togetherness to the forefront.’
Catherine Repko is the winner of the 2021 Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prize.
The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust was established in 2006 after the death of Valerie Beston (1922-2005), who was renowned for supporting and nurturing the careers of many of the leading artists working in London throughout her extraordinary fifty-year career.
The charity was established to support artists at the beginning of their careers; it has since collaborated with the Royal College of Art to award an annual prize to a postgraduate student selected from its degree show. The prize comprises a studio for a year at SPACE, a financial contribution towards materials, tutorial support generously provided by the RCA, and a solo exhibition at the end of the year, held since 2020 at Ordovas.
At winter’s twilight, in summer dusk
Ordovas presents the first solo exhibition of work by Catherine Repko
6 September 2022