Catherine Bertola creates installations, objects and drawings that respond to particular sites, collections and historic contexts. Underpinning the work is a desire to look beyond the surface of objects and buildings, to uncover forgotten and invisible histories of places and people, as a way of reframing and reconsidering the past.
Often drawing on the historic role of women in society, the home, craft production and labour. The work is concerned with the often mundane materials and objects of everyday life, and a preoccupation with the ways in which time and the passing of time becomes inscribed and materialised in the things around us.
Catherine Bertola was featured in Contemporary Art Society’s ARTfutures 2007 held at Bloomberg SPACE, London. Bertola lives and works in Gateshead and is represented by Workplace Gallery.