Lydia Gifford: Drawn: Exhibition Image (05)

Lydia Gifford: Drawn: Exhibition Image (05)
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 June 2014, July 2014, August 2014, September 2014, October 2014
Related Event Lydia Gifford: Drawn (20 June 2014 - 2 November 2014)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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