Penny Goring, Inflatable Dress of Despair (Heart), 2022

Penny Goring, Inflatable Dress of Despair (Heart), 2022

Regular price £360.00 Sale

Two colour lithograph on Somerset velvet white paper 300gsm  
45cm x 34.5cm
Edition of 60, signed and numbered

This lithograph print is launched to coincide with the solo exhibition Penny World at the ICA (8 June – 18 September 2022). The work is based on a painting made by the artist 30 years ago in 1992. Penny World is an exhibition spanning the last 30 years of work by London artist and poet Penny Goring. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a public institution and includes a selection of art works from her expansive practice. Penny Goring has written the poem below to accompany the new edition.

Variety Mix Despair poem by Penny Goring, 2022

some despair manifests as columns of static hanging from roof to basement, prefers half-light, smells like lilies, keeps hissing. some despair blows your fuses. some despair makes you feel more alive. lie still while i break your legs. some despair is fluffy and sweet, has long icy tongues, many fingers. some despair perches on your shoulder, breathing hot death in your ear. some despair is very sad, it fucks you while you’re sleeping. some despair looks better inflated, some was meant to be small. some despair leaks its slippy mud down your inner halls.

Penny Goring (b. 1962) lives and works in London. She graduated from Kingston School of Art in 1994 and has exhibited at Tate St Ives; the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; South London Gallery; and Arcadia Missa, London. Goring has published many poems and books online and performed her poetry at the ICA in 2015.

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