At first glance, it is impossible to overlook the vitality of Kate Bergin’s compositions.
Animals seem poised to leap from the canvas, birds to take flight. And then, little by little, more details emerge an upturned tea-cup, a pair of spectacles, a tiny revolver and teaspoons - so many teaspoons! - some balanced precariously on tabletop edges, others raised aloft trophy-like and yet more attached to beaks, horns and feet by dainty little pieces of string.
"All these objects and creatures are presented on the white cloth as a kind of altar-like offering to the viewer. This display also represents the connection with the tradition of still life which I am very much a part of, particularly after reading Norman Bryson's Looking at the Overlooked which tracks the journey of the still life genre."