Solo show opening at Fiksate Gallery, New Zealand by Lucy

‘THERE ARE VOICES TO BE HEARD’

'Circle 1' ink and acrylic on canvas, 120cm.

'Circle 1' ink and acrylic on canvas, 120cm.

'Circle 3' ink on wood, 120cm.

'Circle 3' ink on wood, 120cm.

A solo show by UK street artist Lucy McLauchlan
July 5 – August 3
Fiksate Gallery 165 Gloucester St. Christchurch. New Zealand.
Opening 5:30pm Friday 5 July

Fiksate is excited to showcase works from UK street artist Lucy McLauchlan, in a solo show titled, THERE ARE VOICES TO BE HEARD.
This touring body of work was produced in collaboration with OI YOU, the producers behind the Rise and Spectrum street art festivals, and the Tauranga Art Gallery.


British born Lucy McLauchlan's large-scale monochromatic paintings have covered multi-story buildings across Europe, gigantic billboards in China, windows in Japan, huts in The Gambia, Italian water towers, Norwegian lighthouse, Detroit car parks and abandoned NYC subway tunnels. McLauchlan’s work also adorns the walls of galleries and museums including the V & A collection in London.


'Wonder' group show at The Herbert by Lucy

© Lucy McLauchlan

© Lucy McLauchlan


’Wonder - Where Reality And Imaginary Collide’

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

29 June – 15 September

Seven remarkable artists have been united to take you on a journey to enchanting new worlds, one of unexpected environments, and dreamlike realities.

Lucy has created an installation inside The Herbert’s main gallery space.

The four site responsive works on display combine her mural and print practices in order to document her journey taken across Coventry. Taking the time to print directly from the surrounding area allowed for conversations with passers by. It provided space to observe Coventry with fresh eyes. All of which culminated in these exploratory large scale works.

'Silence Surrounds Cement (Part.1)' Ink, cement and canvas, 270 x 200cm.

'Silence Surrounds Cement (Part.1)' Ink, cement and canvas, 270 x 200cm.

'Silence Surrounds Cement (Part.2)' Ink, cement and canvas, 270 x 200cm.

'Silence Surrounds Cement (Part.2)' Ink, cement and canvas, 270 x 200cm.



'Left Standing on Precinct and Broadgate (Part.1)' Ink, cement and canvas, 200 x 270cm.

'Left Standing on Precinct and Broadgate (Part.1)' Ink, cement and canvas, 200 x 270cm.

'Left Standing on Precinct and Broadgate (Part.2)' Ink, cement and canvas, 200 x 270cm.

'Left Standing on Precinct and Broadgate (Part.2)' Ink, cement and canvas, 200 x 270cm.

With thanks to curator Rachel Marsden, Dom and all the team at The Herbert and special thanks to Akeel Habib.

UNFOLD opening night by Lucy

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Thank you to everyone who came down last night and made the show such a success! Was a great turn out and so happy with the response, thank you.

Further selected reading and reviews:

New Art West Midlands
Brooklyn Street Art
Juxtapoz
The Article Magazine

Thank you to Ian Davies for capturing these photos.

Detail: 'Twigs That Break (Under Feet That Fall)' Ink, ceramic and thread on canvas 120x150cm. Work from the Brownfield Research Centre residency at Airspace Gallery; incorporating the local ceramics to cast buddliea twigs, held in place with Pantone 116 aka 'Waiting Restriction Yellow' embroidery thread on a brownfield landscape print.

Detail: 'Twigs That Break (Under Feet That Fall)' Ink, ceramic and thread on canvas 120x150cm. Work from the Brownfield Research Centre residency at Airspace Gallery; incorporating the local ceramics to cast buddliea twigs, held in place with Pantone 116 aka 'Waiting Restriction Yellow' embroidery thread on a brownfield landscape print.

Films by Matthew Watkins depicting Lucy at work.

Films by Matthew Watkins depicting Lucy at work.

'UNFOLD' by Lucy

Photo: Ian Davies.

Photo: Ian Davies.

LUCY McLAUCHLAN solo show ‘UNFOLD’

Opening Friday 7th June, PV. 6 - 11 pm

Until 15th June at Centrala
Minerva Works, Digbeth, Birmingham.
(Please email for invitation to the private view or for sales catalogue)

A collection of canvas and paper works, painted in and across woodlands, waterways and wastelands.

Sharing a common theme, each piece evolved from painting on site in different locations from Moscow to Bordesley. These works have grown from Lucy’s large scale mural painting, relating directly through the very physical act of painting outside on site, dealing with varied surfaces and unknown external factors while considering it’s final ephemerality. All of which has intrinsically led her to capture these permanent manifestations.

National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, Moscow. Photo ©  Matthew Watkins

National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, Moscow. Photo © Matthew Watkins

'Three Gilded Sides of Losiny Ostrov' Acrylic and copper leaf on linen, 180x180cm. Moscow Biennale 2018 © Lucy McLauchlan

'Three Gilded Sides of Losiny Ostrov' Acrylic and copper leaf on linen, 180x180cm.
Moscow Biennale 2018 © Lucy McLauchlan

Related events:

‘UNFOLD - Artist’s walk through’
Centrala, 2pm Saturday 8th and 15th June.

Lucy will walk through the show recounting her experiences and stories behind each piece. Tickets are not required for these events however booking is recommended. Entry to the exhibition is free.

'Junction Graffiti Weekender' - films & walks.
Digbeth 8th and 9th June.
Films running each day 1-5pm at The Ruin, Digbeth; including Lucy’s award winning 'New Zealand' film by Matthew Watkins. Guided graffiti walk along the Digbeth Grand Union Canal where Lucy’s murals trail the route.

‘Wonder - Where Reality And Imaginary Collide’
The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery, Coventry. 29 June – 15 September
Seven remarkable artists (with new site responsive works from Lucy McLauchlan) have been united to take you on a journey to enchanting new worlds, one of unexpected environments, and dreamlike realities.

'Stadio Superficie No.1’ by Lucy

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This is the local stadium in Grottaglie, Southern Italy. A past surface I've painted murals on that have since faded away. During my last visit I wrapped sections in paper, to take a more permanent record to print with.

A video below shows the whole process printing in Puglia with Studio Cromie.

'Stadio Superficie No.1’
New collection of mono-prints out now
each print unique, 1/1
70 x 100 cm
neon inks on heavy weight paper.

Available to buy from Studio Cromie

Mono-Print Diptych Release by Lucy

 

A new collection of mono-prints are to be released this week in the online shop with a pop-up show opening Thursday 14th Feb at The Framers Birmingham. These screen-prints are just a short run, each unique and come as a pair.

Mono-Print Diptych Release:

30 x 40cm mounted, signed and numbered

Individual prints 12 x 17cm, stamped and dated on the reverse

4 colour, hand-pulled screen print

on acid free 270gsm paper

£45

(Head to the shop now)

As with all of Lucy’s screen-prints these too are hand-pulled, allowing Lucy to spontaneously position each layer and colour choice to produce an intuitively driven collection reflecting her mural painting process.

This technical experimentation combines multiple layers utilising mat inks against gloss inks, with fluorescent reds and metallic coppers creating a more textural set of mono-prints.