Monday, July 25, 2011

NADA Hudson: Laura Lancaster - New Sculpture, July 30-31, Hudson, NY, USA

Image: Laura Lancaster, Untitled, 2011, Plaster and Enamel, 99 x 32 x 22 cm, 39 x 12 5/8 x 8 5/8 in (LL0446)
Workplace Gallery presents New Sculpture by Laura Lancaster at NADA Hudson 2011.

Laura Lancaster's work is extracted from an archive of anonymous photographs procured from thrift stores and flea markets. Mediated through painting, and most recently sculpture, her work transposes the forgotten and discarded snap-shots of strangers' lives into a ambiguous territory between abstraction and figuration. Divorcing her subjects from their specific context and time, Lancaster relocates them to a place of collective memory and experience that resonates with our own. Laura Lancaster's work oscillates between the nostalgic sentimentality of the celebratory moment, and the melancholic poignancy of the past.
In front of the photograph of my mother as a child, I tell myself: she is going to die: I shudder, like Winnicott's psychotic patient, over a catastrophe which has already occurred. Whether or not the subject is already dead, every photograph is this catastrophe. This punctum, more or less blurred beneath the abundance and the disparity of contemporary photographs, is vividly legible in historical photographs: there is always a defeat of Time in them: that is dead and that is going to die.
Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida
Laura Lancaster was born in 1979 and lives and works in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Recent exhibitions include Workplace Gallery, Gateshead (2010), Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle (2010), Hilary Crisp, London (2009). Green On Red Gallery, Dublin (2009), Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland (2008), Museum of Modern Art St Etienne (2008), Palazzo Della Arti Napoli (2006), Museum of Modern Art Oxford (2006) Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (2005).

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NADA Hudson

July 30-31, 2011
11am - 7pm

110 South Front Street
Hudson NY, 12534

Admission is free and open to the public.

The New Art Dealers Alliance and Basilica Hudson are pleased to announce NADA Hudson, a large scale exhibition featuring 51 projects presented by NADA members and affiliates. NADA Hudson is not an art fair, but rather a site-specific project for the New Art Dealers Alliance, which will build upon the character of a historic venue in showcasing contemporary sculpture, installation and performance.
The Basilica Hudson, built in 1884 as a foundry and forge for the manufacture of steel railway wheels, is the last great 19th century building on the Hudson waterfront. NADA is grateful for the team at Basilica Hudson who offer a home for the artistic and cultural community at large.
NADA Hudson will occupy nearly 8,000 square feet of indoor space, a theatre space and well over 10,000 square feet of outdoor space. Hudson, New York is becoming a popular satellite city for cultural activity. Hudson is home to many dealers specializing in antiques and decorative arts, while also attracting international artists like Marina Abromovic and Jason Middlebrook. Hudson is very accessible to visitors from New York City. Trains run frequently to Hudson about every hour leaving from Pennsylvania Station and the ride is about 2 hours. As always NADA Hudson will be free and open to the public.

NADA Hudson includes projects presented by:

Audio Visual Arts (AVA), New York
Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York
Brennan & Griffin, New York
Bureau, New York
Callicoon Fine Arts, Callicoon
CANADA, New York
Christopher Crescent, London
Clifton Benevento, New York
DCKT, New York
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Ditto Device, New York
DODGEgallery, New York
Dunham Place Salon, New York
Derek Eller Gallery, New York
Evil Freaks II, New York
Feature Inc., New York
Zach Feuer Gallery, New York
James Fuentes LLC, New York
Golden Gallery, Chicago/New York
Graham, New York
Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York
Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
(hi)story labor(atory), Hudson
The Hole, New York
Humble Arts Foundation, New York
Invisible-Exports, New York
La MaMa Gallery, New York
Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York
ltd los angeles, Los Angeles
moniquemeloche, Chicago
The Movement Party, Brooklyn
Museum 52, New York
Newman Popiashvili, New York
New York Fine Arts, Brooklyn
NON, Istanbul
Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park
Franklin Parrasch, New York
Pianissimo, Milan
Ramiken Crucible, New York
Rawson Projects, Brooklyn
Regina Rex, Brooklyn
Second Floor, New York
Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Taxter Spengemann, New York
Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York
Untitled, New York
Kate Werble Gallery, New York
West Street, New York
Workplace Gallery, Gateshead