Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh
Approaching sculpture with an intellectual curiosity and emotional bent, Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh creates series of sculptures that draw inspiration from natural or cerebral subjects. Kavanagh uses both modern techniques and traditional materials to achieve the desired effect. A series of stone sculptures may follow the tradition of Hans Arp, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, while her use of more contemporary materials, such as polystyrene and aqua resin can create the shapes of ocean waves or maritime life. The destruction caused by the Banda Aceh Tsunami in 2004 became a pivotal point for Kavanagh’s career when she turned her attention to the life force of nature and environmental issues. Kavanagh has been widely exhibited and reviewed in group and solo exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Her work is in private and public collections on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Artes magazine – “In Conversation with Contemporary Sculptor, Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh“, July 1. 2014. Richard Friswell