Dead flowers, flattened bomber jackets, silent woods and wide open space: 2010 Turner Prize judge Polly Staple has brought the work of six contemporary British and American artists to County Waterford for the summer.
Lynda Benglis’ art embraces contradiction: her solid puddles of poured pigment are carefully orchestrated accidents, her wall-mounted sculptures are about to take flight. She plays soft against hard, bonding male to female with tooled metallic pleats, folds and bows. Siren (1978) and Minos (1987) are vaguely sexual wedges, as though squashed into shape by thighs. [...]