In this exhibition, ‘Slippy Temperament: An Investigation into the Physicality of Time,’ two artists come together whose work you might seen at OUTPUT gallery once before. After they were both selected to feature in the very first edition of our regular group show OUTPUT OPEN and had their work curated alongside one another, artists Lucy Archer and Talia Laing have been collaborating. Now, they return to OUTPUT for their first exhibition as a duo.
Archer and Laing’s distinct practices are complimentary in their aesthetics and intentions. The process of making their work often begins with found images, memories, photographs or specific locations - then begins the alteration and play. Both artists work and rework different elements to reach formal resolutions. Archer uses painting and drawing for these outcomes, while Laing uses weaving and explains that her work is an attempt to understand the way she experiences the world. In this show, that world is two worlds, and both visions are held together to present something new.