Installation

'Wonder' group show at The Herbert by Lucy

© Lucy McLauchlan

© Lucy McLauchlan


’Wonder - Where Reality And Imaginary Collide’

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

29 June – 15 September

Seven remarkable artists have been united to take you on a journey to enchanting new worlds, one of unexpected environments, and dreamlike realities.

Lucy has created an installation inside The Herbert’s main gallery space.

The four site responsive works on display combine her mural and print practices in order to document her journey taken across Coventry. Taking the time to print directly from the surrounding area allowed for conversations with passers by. It provided space to observe Coventry with fresh eyes. All of which culminated in these exploratory large scale works.

'Silence Surrounds Cement (Part.1)' Ink, cement and canvas, 270 x 200cm.

'Silence Surrounds Cement (Part.1)' Ink, cement and canvas, 270 x 200cm.

'Silence Surrounds Cement (Part.2)' Ink, cement and canvas, 270 x 200cm.

'Silence Surrounds Cement (Part.2)' Ink, cement and canvas, 270 x 200cm.



'Left Standing on Precinct and Broadgate (Part.1)' Ink, cement and canvas, 200 x 270cm.

'Left Standing on Precinct and Broadgate (Part.1)' Ink, cement and canvas, 200 x 270cm.

'Left Standing on Precinct and Broadgate (Part.2)' Ink, cement and canvas, 200 x 270cm.

'Left Standing on Precinct and Broadgate (Part.2)' Ink, cement and canvas, 200 x 270cm.

With thanks to curator Rachel Marsden, Dom and all the team at The Herbert and special thanks to Akeel Habib.

Contemporary Art Collection Acquisition by Lucy

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Lucy is proud to announce that her EDP installation has recently been acquired by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for their permanent Contemporary Art Collection.

The work dates back to her first solo show, shown at Lazarides Gallery Greek St, London. Driven by her speech impediment ‘Expressive Deviant Phonology’ and her battle to communicate, this installation challenged the artist to a more direct form of communication; one between brush and instrument as she spontaneously painted an entire room whilst musicians played within the space. This interaction saw both music and artwork develop and change as the conversation continued throughout the night with exchanges of sounds and gestural mark making.

Lucy’s work is held in many private and public collections. Including permanent collections of the V&A Museum London, the British Government’s Art Collection Rome, Urban Nation Museum Berlin, State Centre of Contemporary Art Moscow and Soho House Collections in the UK and West Hollywood.

Phytology by Lucy

A while back I was commissioned by Michael Smythe to create an installation that would accommodate various wildlife in The Phytology site. This hidden urban garden already houses bats, birds, foxes...a medicinal garden, a visiting herbalists, artists in residence and possibly the only worthwhile billboard in the whole of London that reaches across the estate over to the distant glass towers of the City.

Their gates opened last week for the season and on Resonance FM a beautiful program by Lucia Scazzocchio documenting the site was aired,

Clear Spot 26/05/16:

"The Phytology Hour features interviews with and original sound artworks by Michael Smythe, Gabby Boraston, Lucy Cash, Lucy McLauchlan, Lucía Montero, David Nash, James Nixon, Duncan Robertson, Stick In The Wheel, Sam Wallman & Sarah Westcott. Launched in Bethnal Green Nature Reserve in 2014, Phytology is a Nomad Projects commission, part physic garden; part cultural institute; part urban wilderness; and a platform for collaboration across the arts, humanities and sciences. The programme was produced by Lucia Scazzocchio."

(thank you to Andrew Wong for the photo)

For my installation 'Places to Dwell that May Never Have Been Seen'

I spent some time collecting discarded objects otherwise destined for land fill to create location-responsive installations situated throughout the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve woodland. These sculptural works were considered so they could work as habitats for the local wildlife. Be that upturned bottles, inside the skulls, beneath the totem pole and between the computer components.

 The installation will be open to the public from May 7th till September 3rd, 2016.

'Catastrofe' group show Grottaglie, Italy by Lucy

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catastrofe

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'CASTASTROFE' group show now open...

"In these uncertain times, we’re gathering together the best friends from the past few years and some newcomers for a group show that aims to be a truthful portrait of the moment between what it used to be and what it’s going to be, after this imminent catastrophe"

Studio Cromie presents: INTERESNI KAZKI / AKAY & BRAD DOWNEY / MONEYLESS / SAM3 / ZIO ZIEGLER / SICKBOY / VHILS / DEM / SWOON / CYOP & KAF / MOMO / NUG / WORD TO MOTHER / BORIS HOPPEK / 108 / LUCY MCLAUCHLAN

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'Xylella Fastidiosa I, II and III' acrylic on canvas, 109cm diamter. 2015

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I've been visiting Grottaglie for many years now, enjoying the olives harvested from the surrounding area.

This year however I've come to learn of the bacteria Xylella Fastidious that is spreading rapidly throughout Puglia destroying the olive trees,

some of which are hundreds of years old. It is a very sad time.

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Preparing the canvases in the olive grove...

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painting in the field
painting in the field
A century spent entwined together
A century spent entwined together

Galarie Forty/Forty by Lucy

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fort bema

A group show has just opened in the abandoned military Fort Bema Warsaw.

The painted forts are open throughout the year and worth checking out if you're in town.

A great line up and wonderful hosts - experienced so much good local food.

Keep you eyes on the gallery's blog and Facebook for more photos of all the work...

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WIP

Thank you to Marcin, NeSpoon, Tomek and all the gang at Galarie Forty/Forty.

Fluorescent Smogg by Lucy

‘Memories Forged’  Acrylic, ink, copper leaf on canvas. 101cm (Framed) 2015

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Had a great time painting and exhibiting at the Fluorescent Smogg Project Space in Barcelona.

The installation was based around the very special edition made by Fluorscent Smogg, alongside my copper leafed Linocuts and booklets - thank you Denise for binding them all!

Thanks too for all the great press from JuxtapozWideWallsVNA...

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(Photos by Filipp Shamshin)

 

Fluorescent Smogg is pleased to present a new limited edition and site-specific installation by British artist Lucy McLauchlan. ‘Where Were You Before Now’ looks at the relationship between apparent fragile states and the strength they embody beneath the surface. This duality is apparent throughout her practice when the murals fade or are painted away, the image has gone but the strength of the memory remains. 

Taking her natural environment as inspiration, McLauchlan continues themes first explored in her 2014 London solo exhibtion ‘Marking Shadows’. Tracing the contours and surface of the landscape, the artist allows environmental factors to both inspire and influence the way in which she works. McLauchlan’s practice often entertains long-lasting permanent materials, allowing for a certain immediacy and pace within her distinctive mark making. For this show the installation inside the gallery will see the walls painted using a combination of fragile, delicate materials that wouldn’t necessarily last the test of time outdoors. 

In addition to this installation Fluorescent Smogg is thrilled to release a new series of exclusive limited editions. These were largely inspired by an ancient Japanese architectural process of burning wood to strengthen it. The simple act of burning would appear to weaken the wood but in fact it does the opposite, providing strength and protection. Each of the finely crafted editioned pieces embody this duality of fragility and strength which is considered through the materials and processes employed. 

The limited edition of 20 is comprised of a sculpture, booklet and Linocut. The sculpture has been carved from a solid chunk of sustainably harvested Honduran Cedarwood, housing a piece of screen printed copper inlaid into the charred surface. The booklet captures abstracted and literal references of the process and collected markings that informs the sculpture and therefore the site specific installation. The Linocut also reflects the way these initial hand painted brush marks have been transferred into the carved wood. Each edition is hand finished and printed by the artist. 

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