Sunday, 26 February 2012

Laura Aldridge solo show at CCA

Underside, backside, inside, even

Thursday 16 February - Saturday 3 March 2012

11:00am - 6:00pm

CCA Glasgow

Laura Aldridge’s work moves freely between wall-based reliefs and sculptural installations, playing on the abilities of ‘collage’ to operate in two and three-dimensions. Her works use fabric, images (both photographic and silk-screened) and found objects to create installations that the artist describes as ‘expanded collage’. She often arranges elements of her works upon tables, low plinths or across gallery walls to bring ‘things’ together so that they might coalesce as a whole.

Underside, backside, inside, even is a series of new fabric sculptures, depicting oversized fabric pockets found on a variety of clothing, from pinafore dresses to the back pockets of jeans. Rendered and hand-stitched in great detail, larger than human scale and cut-out from their original context, these pockets become ‘things’, emphasising their potential to hold other objects or even the body. The sensory elements of Aldridge’s installations are important in setting up a relationship between ‘bodies’ to ‘objects’.

About Laura Aldridge
Laura Aldridge graduated with an MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2006, spending an exchange at CALARTS, Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include: Cairn, Pittenweem, Fife, 2011; Studio Voltaire, London, 2011 and Cats are not important at Transmission Gallery, 2011.

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