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NEW screen-print by Lucy

It's been a while since I last made my own screen prints, however last week I released two new prints at the Marrakech Biennale.

They are currently on display at Place des Épices, Marrakech and are now available, email: lucy at beat13 co uk

Hand printed in Birmingham by Mission Print.

Female
Female

'Warley Woods (female)' 44 x 51.5 cm, 3 colour including (professionally hand matched metallic copper ink to real copper leaf)

On 100% recycled acid-free 300gsm paper. Edition of 30. 2016

Male
Male

'Warley Woods (male)'  44 x 54 cm, 3 colour including (professionally hand matched metallic copper ink to real copper leaf)

On 100% recycled acid-free 300gsm paper. Edition of 30. 2016

detail
detail

Collection...on show now by Lucy

Currently on show at the Lazarides Gallery for the group show 'Still Here'. Running until 24th March.

‘Female (singular)’
‘Female (singular)’
‘Female (singular)
Ink, acrylic, copper leaf on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016
‘Male (singular)'
‘Male (singular)'
‘Male (singular)'
 Ink, acrylic, copper leaf on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016
‘Female (plural)'
‘Female (plural)'
‘Female (plural)'
Ink, acrylic, copper leaf on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016
‘Male (dependant: 73 days)’
‘Male (dependant: 73 days)’
‘Male (dependant: 73 days)
Ink, acrylic, copper leaf on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016
‘Reliant (plural)’
‘Reliant (plural)’
‘Reliant (plural)
Ink and acrylic on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016

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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The New Art Gallery Walsall by Lucy

"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.

E.D.P Portfolio by Lucy

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)

Installation continued by Lucy

'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