Digesting the Devoured : RCA's Lauren Kelly's solo exhibition in London this April11. Apr - 23. Apr 14 / ended Dog Eared Gallery
Fri - Sun 12pm - 8pm or by appointment
Young and talented Lauren Kelly presents new site-specific installation in film studio space in King's Cross, London
Bosse & Baum present Digesting the Devoured Lauren Kelly’s biggest solo exhibition to date in a film studio space in King’s Cross, which showcases new site-specific installations of large-scale sculpture that will expand to fill the space.
The winner of The International Women’s Erotic Art Prize 2013 works with sculpture and installation, focusing on investigating the power of fetish. Influenced by Eva Hesse’s and Louise Bourgeois’ interest in bodily forms, Kelly’s work flirts with ideas of fertility and fecundity, while her repetitive forms allude to body parts. The monumentality of scale in her work and its enveloping presence urges you to walk amongst it, whilst the smaller nipple and phallic-like sculptures seduce you to want to touch and squeeze them.
Kelly works with a multitude of materials on an ambitious scale creating a visual delight of welded steel structures and soft fabrics, which recall flesh tones, bringing out the nakedness of the metals.
Kelly has recently completed a commission for the Comme de Garcons in New York and her work was purchased by the Royal College of Art for their collection. She was selected by renowned British artist, Richard Wentworth to participate in the group show, Muse, in Lempertz, Berlin. In 2012, Jessica Sainsbury purchased Kelly’s Mount, Frolic, Romp for her private collection, now at Cowley Manor in Gloucestershire. In May 2012 Lauren Kelly was awarded the Cowley/Coutts Sculpture Prize.
9 April / 6.30 – 8.30 pm – Digesting the Devoured: a conversation on gender and contemporary sculpture with Lauren Kelly, Griselda Pollock, Denise de Cordova and Rachael Champion. Chaired by Rebecca Fortnum. Bookings only. To reserve a place contact firstname.lastname@example.org
20 April / 2 – 4 pm – Speech! Speech! the second in a new series of The Onion Discussions, organised by Jack Tan and Elizabeth Porter, with nibbles and performances from Lauren Kelly and Geoff Tipps. To buy tickets contact email@example.com
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