Lana Locke works with found objects, cast metal, wax and clay, expanding towards installation- based work that carries the visual language of her sculpture into internal and external environments, involving and temporarily altering the space through their entanglement with it. Objects are abstracted and made strange through visibly fragile compositions, referencing the body, waste and decay.
For her DOLPH exhibition, Locke plans to explore how two competing influences have crossed over in her recent work: firstly her formal practice-based PhD research into The Feral, the Art Object and Agonistic Struggle; and secondly the personal research, material and matter generated and received in relation to her recent pregnancy, childbirth and first months of motherhood, as navigated in and out of the studio.
The exhibition will launch with a Private View on Wednesday 6 July from 6pm. The artist will also be talking about her influences and the ideas behind her curation in a Talk/Performance on Wednesday 13 July from 7pm.