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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.

Centrala Residency - ‘Birmingham By Pass’  by Lucy

Within my ongoing ‘investigation’ into some of Birmingham’s more unapparent areas, ‘Birmingham By Pass’  features new works referencing my time spent along the canals and waterways of Digbeth. Culminating in an installation at the intimate gallery space located just off the canal within Centrala.

Over the next month this residency shall see murals painted along the Grand Union canal. As they appear and disappear the process will be documented and finally presented as a zine. Centrala will host weekly updates as the month progresses, providing an insight into this journey - one which is not revealed when you simply look at the murals or view them online - for it is not the finished mural that is the driving force, but the process of painting and the full absorption of those surroundings. In those hours you witness things often missed when passing by, meet and hear many people’s stories and from up high on the ladder gain new vantage points.

Residency runs from 9th June to 8th July.
Closing event 7th July.

'EDP Series I - Group II (Revisited)' by Lucy

10 years ago I installed the site-specific work 'Expressive Deviant Phonology’ at the Soho gallery Lazarides.  This was my first solo show and was based around my childhood speech impediment (E.D.P). 
The work emerged as an experimental 'conversation' where during the course of one night I painted every available surface in response to the improvised music played by passing friends until the entire room was immersed in brush marks and sound. 

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the gallery I have revisited this installation to create a new series of prints. Using the remaining pieces of painted wallpaper I have spontaneously collaged and screen-printed them together to create these new unique works

'EDP Series I - Group II (Revisited)'
Series of 30
70 cm x 50 cm
Collage on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper