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My 248th Period

11 Jul 2024 – 28 Aug 2024

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Monday
10:00 – 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:30
Thursday
10:00 – 17:30
Friday
10:00 – 17:30
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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London
England, United Kingdom

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The show titled 'My 248th Period' by Lauren McNicoll is a sculptural exhibition, highlighting the experience of existing as a gay woman in 2024, examining the various boundaries surrounding this identity.

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This exhibition has emerged as a direct output of a recent personal project started by McNicoll in December 2023. Born out of a period of profound personal upheaval, this project seeks to spark conversations about identity and human connection.

By adopting an archaeological approach, McNicoll’s work explores the experience of existing as a gay woman in 2024, examining the various boundaries surrounding this identity. The tactility, rich history, memory, and malleability of clay is used as an integral symbol within this body of work. The exhibition intertwines elements such as tropes, metaphors, and intangible forces like dreams, memory, and movement and in some instances the mechanisms used to create some of the work itself are integrated into the final piece of work.


For example, one sculpture incorporates objects and materials utilised in every part of the creation process: greenware clay, plaster moulds, fragments of bisque-only fired stoneware, and high-fired glazed stoneware all engaging with one another. This interplay allows materiality to transcend the confines of linear time, existing cohesively in multiple forms at once. The aesthetic of the unfinished activates the work and challenges ideas around expectations; questioning the moral notion of perfection or completeness. The sculptures embody a moment of something greater, something that is ever evolving, both physically and intellectually; just as we do as people.

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Lauren McNicoll

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