Workplace is delighted to present Ellipsis, Laura Lancaster's 4th solo exhibition at our Gateshead gallery.
Lancaster's recent paintings are based upon her collection of found anonymous home movies. The incorporation of moving image into her work marks a significant departure for Lancaster. Her new paintings explore the cinematic and the temporal contained with the found image whilst, simultaneously, the depiction of the physical film as object opens up the painting process itself allowing for a deeper investigation into the mechanics of images, and the way in which they are created and consumed.
Laura Lancaster was born in Hartlepool, UK in 1979. She lives and works in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Forthcoming exhibitions include: Musee d'art Moderne St Etienne, France and New Art Gallery Walsall, UK,. Selected exhibitions include: DISMALAND, Weston-super-Mare, UK, A Stranger's Dream, Sargents Daughters, New York, USA, Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection Tokyo Station Gallery, Itami City Museum of Art, the Museum of Art, Kochi and Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Laura Lancaster Wooson Gallery, Deagu, Korea, Painting past Present Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK, 40 Years of Women Artists from the Private Collection New Art Gallery Walsall, UK, John Moores Painting Prize Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Ego Documents The Autobiographical in Contemporary Art Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland, Micro Narratives Musee d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne, Incontri, in the Accademia d'Ungheria a Roma, Past as Present York Art Gallery, Giardino Luoghi Della Piccola Realta Palazzo Della Arte Napolii, Local Stories Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Blue Star Red Wedge Glasgow International, When I Lived in Modern Times Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, UK, Laura Lancaster DLI Museum, Durham, UK, New Works on Paper by Laura Lancaster MIMA, UK.
Collections include: British Council, The Government Art Collection UK, UBS Bank, Simmons & Simmons, Ernst & Young, Unilever PLC, The Hort Collection, The Lodeveans Collection, The Cartin Collection USA, Girl's Club Collection, USA, The Zabludowicz Collection, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art USA, Tyne and Wear Museums Collection UK, New Art Gallery Walsall UK, and numerous international Private Collections.
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