paintings

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

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.

Inside Rathbone Place by Lucy

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 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

Marking Shadows by Lucy

This time next week my 3rd solo show at Lazarides Gallery opens.  

I've spent most of these summer days outside, escaping to the woods.

Seeing man's intervention on the natural world everywhere, in turn I have been exploring my own intervention and connection within this environment,

allowing the elements to guide my hand.