Artist Jack Lavender will discuss his work with Isobel Harbison, a writer, curator and tutor based in London.
Jack Lavender (born Canterbury, 1983) makes sculptures, collages and installations. He draws from a world of found and mass-produced objects, borrowing from a range of sources including comic books, magazines, joke shops, and his own collection of manufactured goods and packaging – from crisp packets, fake fruit and leaf-shaped ashtrays to plastic dog toys in the shape of tree trunks or sausages. He constantly invents new sculptural frameworks for his assemblages of images and text, layering materials and creating new landscapes.
Harbison recently curated Pre-Pop to Post-Human: Collage in the Digital Age for Hayward Touring. Harbison writes for a number of magazines and publications, including frieze, Modern Painters and Kaleidoscope, and recently completed her PhD in Goldsmiths Art Department. She is currently writing her first monograph supported by the Art Foundation Fellowship in Arts Journalism (2014).