The Approach is pleased to present London-based artist Jack Lavender’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. For this presentation, Lavender has developed a series of free standing sculptures made of self-supportive folded and bent aluminium sheets adorned with assemblages of found objects and images. Beside the new sculptures, the exhibition will also include double-glazed units, wall grids and collages.
Lavender is constantly updating the sculptural frameworks for his assemblages: from rebar grids to double-glazed window units to the most recent aluminium structures. These constructions are holding grounds for Lavender’s interest in concepts of time: Infinity, flashbacks, memory, déjà-vu and nostalgic visions of the future in film and pop culture. This underlying interest is reflected in the images and objects the artist incorporates into his work, such as stickers, posters, snack and drink packaging, drawings and found and collected detritus. Reminiscent of posters and photos on the walls of a teenager’s bedroom, these collaged elements come together to evoke stories and memories.