Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to announce Marking Shadows, a major new body of reflective work and multi- disciplinary installation by Lucy McLauchlan. Distilling the beauty of visceral experience, Marking Shadows consolidates and extends McLauchlan's practice, developing her organic visual language whilst allowing her natural environment to steer a unique artistic direction.
McLauchlan's new series of architectural work continues her familiar textural aesthetic whilst pushing conventional boundaries and embarking on an explorative mark-making journey. Displacing her studio practice into local parklands and woods, amid her home city of Birmingham, the artist allows environmental factors to both inspire and influence the way in which she works. Tracing the contours and surface of the landscape, McLauchlan utilises found elements to dictate the method in which she constructs and experiments with her canvas and media.
Seeking to uncover fleeting moments of human intervention within natural surroundings, the artist's painterly abstractions represent intricate collisions suspended in time whilst documenting permanent re-appropriation of areas in which we inhabit. Transforming the most mundane moments into a soothing harmony of sweeping brush strokes Marking Shadows presents a full-scale body of work reminiscent of McLauchlan's engagement with the local community and intrinsic connection with the area. With a subtle nod towards current environmental issues Mclauchlan's new body of work is poignant and eloquently provocative without appearing obtrusive, illustrating the depth and breadth of her contemporary practice in both conceptual and stylistic realms.
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