Winner of the Triskel 40 Photo Prize. Encapsulated in an elaborate and dramatic spectacle, Kallie Cheves creates allegorical pageants that spotlight the wounds collected by her costumed characters.
She casts roles that are encrusted in conflicted feelings, enveloped in in a sensitive scar on raw skin. Her photographic constructions hold deep roots in Surrealism, the decadent excess of vanitas still life, and Baroque performance. She delves into the transience of life, the phenomenon of contingency, and the delicacy of human connection.
Triskel 40: 2018 is a landmark year for Triskel as it celebrates its 40th year. CPF18 and the Triskel Arts Centre invited artists working with photography and related media to submit their series for exhibition at Triskel Gallery Space, during Cork Photo Festival April 2018. The Triskel 40 Photo Prize is sponsored by St John’s Central College.
About the artist: Kallie is an artist who lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. She makes photographic installations that have deep roots in surrealism, the decadent excess of vanitas still life, and the neo-baroque illusionistic view of the frame. Her work studies psyche and identity relationships of the self during pregnancy and postpartum, as they abstractly swell and shrink.
Exhibition runs until 28th April 2018
Further info online at corkphoto.com/festival