October 19, 2018 - November 17, 2018
NEVER SAY DIE! : Celebrating 50 Years of Black Sabbath, curated in collaboration with Home of Metal. This immersive showcase features portraits from the Home of Metal Black Sabbath fan archive, historical photos, a group art exhibition, ephemera, and memorabilia provided by Black Sabbath’s original drummer Bill Ward and bass player Geezer Butler.
Ben Venom, David Cook (BONE THROWER), Dennis McNett (WOLFBAT), Gareth Stehr, Kelly Breez, Lucy McLauchlan, and Shepard Fairey.
This September I was invited to participate in the Artmossphere Biennale in Moscow. The theme for the show was ‘offline’ so I decided to explore the city without google maps in an attempt to discover it away from the usual tourist trail.
I took my canvas out to the National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, perhaps Moscow’s best kept secret as the world’s third largest inner city forest.
Away from the city’s trappings we could appreciate another version of Moscow and had time to chat to our local guide more about life in Moscow, politics, state views…with our phones turned off (not just to be offline but mainly to not be heard ;)
Thank you Xenia, everyone at Artmossphere, all the curators and Matt Watkins. The show is running at Winzavod, Moscow until 14/10/18
The canvases were completed in the studio, adding copper leaf to reflect not the wealth of Moscow but it’s hidden treasure of the forest.
Many thanks also to Biennale co-curator Cedar Lewisohn who wrote the following text to accompany the works:
‘Lucy McLauchlan is an artist from Birmingham, UK. She makes murals, installations, painting, and other types of mixed media work. The images are often complex black and white patterns, with the occasional shade of grey. Her work features recurring symbols, such as birds and faces and recently has explored the abstract forms created by large brush strokes. The Huffington Post described McLauchlan’s work as “a combination of art deco and psychedelic motif and bold graphics”. In the past, the work has also taken inspiration from tribal and indigenous forms and motifs. McLauchlan often collaborates with musician in the production of her work or in its documentation. The links between her images and music are clear. There is a rhythm and tone to the pieces, almost a synesthetic quality. Not so much that paintings are singing, more gently humming.’
I’’ll be releasing my new print exclusively at the show, plus it’s the gallery’s new space so come down say hello.
New print launch and show opening
The Custard Factory, Birmingham
31/05/18 - 21/06/18
KASSO+SMOGG presents Spring Affair
A week-long happening in the historic heart of Bristol, featuring a shimmering constellation of UK artists.’ In keeping with the spring theme of renewal, each day will see a new mix of work from a stellar line-up of artists alongside featured products from the archives, including works from long-since sold out editions.
Featured artists will include:
Word to Mother
Spring Affair opens with a preview reception on March 22nd from 6 – 9:30pm at 34 St. Nicholas St. Bristol BS1 1TG and will continue through March 29th from 10am – 5pm, at which point the space will stay true to its mantra and ‘disappear here
🤘Thank you to Angelo for the photos.
'Bordesley Cut, Just Past Midnight' / 'Rope Marked Iron Neon Skyline'
Ink, acrylic and mixed fabrics 130x180cm 2017
Last week an extension to my previous exhibition in New Zealand opened in Nelson.
Nine new works are on show alongside the existing pieces taken from the Tauranga Museum installation.
Many thanks to OiYOU! for curating the show and to Nelson City Framers for hosting.
"Oi YOU! and Nelson City Framers are bringing a selection of works by the UK’s foremost female street artist, Lucy McLauchlan, to Nelson!
Lucy is represented by Banksy’s former manager Steve Lazarides and Banksy once said of Lucy “She draws like an angry sparrow stuck up a tree” but having seen her in action, we at Oi YOU!, feel that watching her works is more like a Russian ballerina performing Swan Lake.
After headlining in the hugely successful Paradox Street Art Festival in Tauranga, the works made specifically for that show are being made available alongside a bunch of artworks created specifically for Nelson. There will also be limited edition screen-prints available to ensure that there is something to meet all budgets."