Siobhan Hapaska‘Final Practice’, 2006

Siobhán Hapaska’s work forges discordant connections, incorporating objects that range from palm trees to buffalo skulls, goat skins to old socks. She has cited influences as everything from aspirin to uncluttered space, from rock pools to clean windows. In 2007 Outset supported Hapaska’s residency at Camden Arts Centre, culminating in her first solo exhibition in London for twelve years. While the work that Hapaska presented at an acclaimed exhibition at the ICA in 1995 had highly finished metallic fiberglass surfaces, these abstracted accretions of texture in her new work always suggest the organic.