Thursday, April 03, 2008

Rachel Lancaster & Laura Lancaster: "Harker Herald" Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Rachel and Laura Lancaster

Billboard Commission during APRIL 2008

Waygood Gallery & Studios
548-560 Shields Road, Byker,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2UT

This image is a still from a found cine film, and is the first collaborative work by Rachel and Laura Lancaster.

Both artists are primarily painters but have used this project to explore their mutual interest in re-contextualisation of found imagery and the selection/editing processes involved in their practice.

“Through the selection process and the increase in scale to billboard size, this potentially overlooked mundane image becomes painterly and mysterious and highlights a crossover of Rachel's interest in the tension created by ambiguity, and Laura's interest in the re-use of strangers discarded memories.”

Rachel and Laura Lancaster