Exhibition

'UNFOLD' by Lucy

'Three Gilded Sides of Losiny Ostrov' Acrylic and copper leaf on linen, 180x180cm.  Moscow Biennale 2018 © Lucy McLauchlan

'Three Gilded Sides of Losiny Ostrov' Acrylic and copper leaf on linen, 180x180cm.

Moscow Biennale 2018 © Lucy McLauchlan

LUCY McLAUCHLAN

‘UNFOLD’

Opening Friday 7th June, 6 - 11 pm

Until 15th June at Centrala
Minerva Works, Digbeth, Birmingham.

A collection of canvas and paper works,

painted in and across woodlands, waterways and wastelands.

National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, Moscow.  Photo ©  Matthew Watkins

National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, Moscow.

Photo © Matthew Watkins

Related events:

‘UNFOLD - Artist’s walk through’

Centrala, 2pm Saturday 8th and 15th June.

Lucy will walk through the show recounting her experiences and stories behind each piece. Tickets are not required for these events however booking is recommended. Entry to the exhibition is free.

'Junction Graffiti Weekender' - films & walks.

Digbeth 8th and 9th June.

Films running each day 1-5pm at The Ruin, Digbeth;

including Lucy’s award winning 'New Zealand' film by Matthew Watkins.

Guided graffiti walk along the Digbeth Grand Union Canal where Lucy’s murals trail the route.

‘Wonder - Where Reality And Imaginary Collide’

The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery, Coventry.

29 June – 15 September

Seven remarkable artists (with new site responsive works from Lucy McLauchlan) have been united to take you on a journey to enchanting new worlds, one of unexpected environments, and dreamlike realities.

UNFOLD Exhibition by Lucy

Photo © Jenny Moore

Photo © Jenny Moore

‘UNFOLD’


Collection of paper and canvas works brought together for the first time.
Opens 6pm Friday 7th June at Centrala in Birmingham.
Closing 15th June, open all week (except Monday)

(Please email for invitation to the private view or for sales catalogue)

A momentary look inside the artist’s current practice,
an extension from her murals into a more documentational form on paper, canvas and wood.

Sharing a common theme, each piece evolved from painting on site in different locations from Moscow to Bordesley. These works have grown from Lucy’s background in mural painting, relating directly through the very physical act of painting outside on site, dealing with varied surfaces and unknown external factors while considering it’s final ephemerality. All of which has intrinsically led her to capture these permanent manifestations.

CENTRALA
Minerva Works
158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth
Birmingham B5 5RT

Photo © Matthew Watkins

Photo © Matthew Watkins

Never Say Die... by Lucy

Three new works for the ‘Never Say Die!’ Home of Metal group show out in LA, running until Nov 17th at Submininal Projects. For interest in buying these works please contact us here.

‘Still Falls…’ Ink, acrylic, spray paint on birch. 58 x 58 cm 2018

‘Still Falls…’ Ink, acrylic, spray paint on birch. 58 x 58 cm 2018

‘Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath’ Ink and acrylic on birch. 58 x 58 cm 2018

‘Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath’ Ink and acrylic on birch. 58 x 58 cm 2018

‘Still Falls The Rain’ Ink, acrylic, spray paint on birch. 58 x 58 cm 2018

‘Still Falls The Rain’ Ink, acrylic, spray paint on birch. 58 x 58 cm 2018

Home of Metal, Los Angeles by Lucy


New works created for the Home of Metal group show ‘Never Say Die!’ at Subliminal Projects, LA.

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.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

Ben Venom, David Cook (BONE THROWER), Dennis McNett (WOLFBAT), Gareth Stehr, Kelly Breez, Lucy McLauchlan, and Shepard Fairey.

Artmossphere Biennale Moscow by Lucy


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



lucystudio1jaimerojo.jpg

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.


Taking the canvas out to Moscow's National Losinyy Ostrov Forest.   Photos by Matthew Watkins
Photo by Matthew Watkins
Photo by Matthew Watkins

Taking the canvas out to Moscow's National Losinyy Ostrov Forest.

Photos above by Matthew Watkins

lucystudio2jaimerojo.jpg

You can see and read more at Brooklyn Street Art, who were part of the curatoral team at the Biennale.

Photos in studio by Jaime Rojo

Thank you to Gunel for the photo above.

Thank you to Gunel for the photo above.

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.’

Bristol KASSO+SMOGG by Lucy

Screen Shot 2018-03-22 at 08.51.27.png

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:
Mr. Jago
Mudwig
Anna Marrow
Word to Mother
Vinnie Nylon
Lucy McLauchlan
Sickboy
Paris
Russell Maurice
Matt Eko
Anna Higgie
Penfold
+ Guests

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