The New Art Gallery Walsall

2015.07.15

“How do we understand the concept of the local within an increasingly globalised context? What impact does the transformation of our local environment have on our identity and our communities?”

The New Art Gallery Walsall presents a powerful new group exhibition entitled Small Worlds, featuring large-scale paintings by Lucy McLauchlan alongside an international collection of works on the theme of the modern metropolis. Participating artists include AirSpace Gallery (Andrew Branscombe, Anna Francis, Glen Stoker), Graham Chorlton, Rita Donagh, Richard Forster, Cameron Galt, Andreas Gefeller, Naiza Khan, Stuart Layton, Lucy McLauchlan, Laura Oldfield Ford, Mark Power and Rashid Rana.

Lucy McLauchlan’s ambitious new work is inspired by frequent visits to Warley Woods, a regenerated urban parkland near her home in Bearwood. Since it opened in 1906, it has witnessed many changes. Tennis courts and a family run ice cream business have now disappeared. A series of stunted beech trees were felled due to the saplings being planted too close together. Earlier studies draw on the deep scars of the saw and the fluorescent orange bruises from the sprayed markings indicating which trees were to be felled.

Having spent time studying the area, Lucy then embarked upon creating paintings in situ within the woods. Pulling a sledge to carry her paints, brushes and equipment, she has directly transferred some of the details and textures of the environment onto canvas to create the background for her subsequent drawings. Her approach is spontaneous, allowing the environment to inform and direct what is an experimental and explorative process. The drawings are then created in the gallery, evolving and emerging intuitively and in response to the accumulated marks and textures. Aside from black and white paint, found materials such as charcoal, earth and brick dust are applied, further connecting the work directly with both the natural and built environment.

Small Worlds is open from Thursday 21st May until Sunday 6th September 2015 at The New Art Gallery Walsall. Admission is free.

Still taken from the film following the progress of the works by Matthew J Watkins and Lucy McLauchlan

commissioned for The New Art Gallery’s resource centre.

…not forgotten

2015.06.06


‘…not forgotten’ 6 x 9m. Ink, acyrlic, chalk and dirt on canvas.

Commissioned for ‘Small Worlds’ group show curated by Deborah Robinson at The New Art Gallery Walsall, 2015.

Thank you to Hannah Anderson for the photos and all of the technical team at the gallery for stretching and hoisting this ‘monster’ into place.

New Art Gallery Walsall

2015.05.17

Pleased to be back with a special installation at New Art Gallery Walsall, three 3x6m canvases…opens this Wednesday…pictures later.

Grottaglie

2015.04.26

Been back to Studio Cromie‘s in Grottaglie for some ceramic making and screen-printing – all to be revealed later

…inbetween that and the food were these…thanks Angelo!

Categories : Murals

Toulouse

2015.03.14

Spent some time in Toulouse painting this 24m2 wall, many thanks to Le Bureau De C.

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E.D.P Portfolio

2015.02.20

Further along my exploration into the E.D.P series, we’ve collated the complete set of the seven woodcuts from the EDP Series II – Group IV.

Presented by Lazarides, bound beautifully in a cloth and wood portfolio, each with a woodcut as it’s cover, 55 cm x 65 cm x 1.5 cm.  Each cover unique and each one signed.


‘EDP Series II – Group IV 2013 (Orange)’ 55 cm x 65 cm x 1.5 cm. 

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The set of seven woodcuts on traditional Japanese Hozokawa paper inside each portfolio: Sun Burst, Pyramid Lost, Hour, Flow, Rising Sun, Mother and Up & Down.

Signed and numbered by the artist.

(Available via Lazarides)


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Middlebury College Museum of Art

2015.02.13

If you’re near Vermont, US head to Middlebury College Museum of Art  for their current show.

Mixture from Banksy, Blu, Judith Supine, JR, Swoon, Eine, Faile, Bast and a couple from me.

 

Outside In: Art of the Street

February 13–April 19, 2015

 

 

Categories : Exhibits

Aesthetic Prosthetic Exhibition/auction

2014.12.06

‘Flow Study no.1’
Acrylic on linen. 2014
approx 37 x 25cm box framed.

 

This canvas amongst many other pieces of artworks are to be auctioned off today in Bergen

at the ‘Aesthetic Prosthetic exhibition/auction’ raising money for the Prosthetic workshop in Gaza,

the only workshop that makes prosthetics limbs, gives follow up treatment and physiotherapy to the population of Gaza.

 

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Inside Rathbone Place

2014.10.28

Photos from my solo show Marking Shadows at Lazarides Gallery, Rathbone Place London.

All paintings were created outside in the woods where I spent a couple of months studying the area.

In particular the way we react and impact on our natural environment.

These works are my intervention with this woodland area.

Thanks to Jess Howell and Ian Cox for the photos.

 

 

Front Room (from left to right):

 

‘U’ ‘I’ ‘O’ (Yew I Owe) 99 x 98cm. Monoprints hand burnished Yew on traditional Japanese paper with 2 colour screenprint.

‘Nocturnal’ 109cm diameter, ink and acrylic on canvas.

‘Response’ 149cm diameter. Ink and acrylic on canvas.

‘(Yew) Black’ 95 x 89cm monoprint hand burnished Yew on traditional Japanese paper with 2 colour screenprint.

 

 

 

 

‘Studies no. 351 – 489′  43 x 43cm. Ink, acrylic, spray paint and varnish on beech.

These 20 studies directly reference each of the 20 beech stumps in the woods where I created all of the works. The deep scars of the saw and the fluorescent orange bruises from the marks sprayed onto the trees indicating which are to be felled.

The now stunted beech trees were felled due to the council planting saplings too close together and forgetting about them.

 

‘U’ ‘I’ ‘O’ (Yew I Owe) 99 x 98cm. Monoprints hand burnished Yew on traditional Japanese paper with 2 colour screenprint.

‘Nocturnal’ 109cm diameter, ink and acrylic on canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

Back room (from left to right):

 ’A.L.K’  150 x 63cm monoprint on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper.

‘Response’ 149cm diameter. Ink and acrylic on canvas.

 ’Here’  ’Now’  ’Gone’  148 x 90cm monoprints on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper (Hewn oak wood print with 3 colour screen print).

 

 ’Here’  ’Now’  ’Gone’  Monoprints continued.

‘Regrowth’ 109cm diameter, ink and acrylic on canvas.

‘(Hewn Oak) Cut’ 150 x 63cm monoprint on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper .

‘Intervention 1-5′ Installation of  5 panels, ranging from 60 – 100cm (w) x 200 – 300cm (l). Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 

  ’Here’  ’Now’  ’Gone’  148 x 90cm monoprints on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper  (Hewn oak wood print with 3 colour screen print)

 

 

 

‘(Hewn Oak) Cut’ 150 x 63cm monoprint on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper.

‘Intervention 1-5′   Installation of  5 panels, ranging from 60 – 100cm (w) x 200 – 300cm (l). Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 

 ’A.L.K’  150 x 63cm monoprint on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper.

 

 

‘Intervention 1-5′   Installation of  5 panels, ranging from 60 – 100cm (w) x 200 – 300cm (l). Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 

 

 

Installation continued

2014.10.26

‘Intervention 1-5′ Installation of  5 panels, ranging from 60 – 100cm (w) x 200 – 300cm (l). Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 2014

These lengths of fabric were painted on site in the woods.

Allowing the elements to take control and guide my hand whilst painting, following the contours of the tree trunks and the shadows cast.

Installed in the gallery suspending from the ceiling in a cluster, a copse, as the trees that they were painted amongst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Intervention 4′ 100cm  x 200 cm. Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 2014