DCA shows striking prints by Sister Corita Kent alongside five contemporary artists

By Mark Sheerin | 15 August 2013

Exhibition preview: There Will Be New Rules Next Week, Dundee Contemporary Arts, until September 23 2013

Bold colour print with slogan 'People like us yes'
Sister Corita Kent, people like us yes, 1965. Serigraph. © Joshua White
There’s flower power, prayer power and the power of the print. All three are in evidence in Dundee this month. The fulcrum for all this is a 20th century pop artist from Iowa called Corita Kent.

Kent, who goes by the name Sister Corita Kent, was in addition to an artist, a nun and spiritual teacher. She was a member of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles, until 1968. In that year of upheaval she left the order.

But her slogans and poetry are no less joyous for all that. The erstwhile nun also taught art and put together installations and processions with the help of her students. Almost three decades since her death she is still inspiring a generation of artists.

Kent’s work can be seen alongside pieces by Ruth Ewan, Peter Davies, Emily Floyd, Scott Myles and Ciara Phillips. And interest should be further bolstered by the Dundee-based Impact8 International Printmaking Conference.

This even coincides with the nationwide Print Festival Scotland in the last week of August. A late onetime hippy nun may be a long way from home, but this is surely home from home.
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