Lydia Gifford: Drawn: Exhibition Image (01)

Lydia Gifford: Drawn: Exhibition Image (01)
Archive Shelf Location Disc 908
Publication Date 20 Jun 2014

For her first solo exhibition in a UK institution, British artist Lydia Gifford (born Cheltenham, 1979) has produced a new body of work for BALTIC’s ground floor gallery space. The exhibition explores Gifford’s on-going concern with the language of painting and the balance between painting and object. The works, of a scale that is dictated by the artist’s own dimensions, have an almost human presence.  Layered painted surfaces take on a skin-like translucency that, on close inspection, reveals a complex working and reworking. A tension arises in Gifford’s work between structure and surface, interior and exterior. Yet there is playfulness too, a pliability that Gifford seeks to bring from the medium of drawing into working with materials such as wood and paint.

Credit Colin Davison
Copyright © BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Format JPEG
Related Artist Lydia Gifford
Months August 2014, June 2014, July 2014, September 2014, October 2014
Keyword BALTIC Ground Floor Art Space
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Artist's Nationality British/UK

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