The NewBridge Project: Gateshead
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We’re delighted to welcome Laura White up for a talk about her practice. She will also be doing an amazing looking materiality workshop the day after.
Laura White’s practice focuses on a negotiation with the world of STUFF, i.e. interactions with materials and objects, exploring ideas of value, profile, association, meaning and behaviour of materials, individual and collections of objects. Things are explored both as material stuff and anthropological signifiers, that are capable of revealing the human condition – vulnerabilities and capabilities, value systems affected by consumerism and material status, and object/human dependencies. Her works occupy a fluid space, on one hand demanding critical discourse, and on the other their own ambiguous and intuitive logic.
Laura White’s practice is interdisciplinary including sculpture, installation, drawing and photography. Her web site ‘Tenderfoot’ launched in 2017, is an on-line space for exploring materiality through her own writing, forums, events and a curated space where she invites contributions from artists, writers, and makers. White also runs participatory events for example, ‘What it means to handle stuff – auto-pedagogy – a course in butchery’, which saw White bring RCA students and staff from Raven Row Gallery London together to learn butchery skills under the guidance of a professional butcher, here looking at what it means to learn a skill and to deskill, the environment we learn in and the groups we learn with and skills we can access both as an amateur and as a professional.
Recent exhibitions include: The Agency Gallery London, Gallery Cadaqués, Spain, & Model, Leeds, SPACEX Exeter, Marlborough Contemporary London, The Wall House #2 Groningham Netherlands, Kling&Bang Reykjavik Iceland and Galleri Box in Göteborg Sweden. Laura is currently working on a new commission for an exhibition at Museum of Royal Worcester, commissioned by Meadow Arts, Sept 2018, and a solo exhibition at Tintype London early 2019.
Image: Laboratory of Intuition. 2017. Mixed media including: bread dough, clay (fired and unfired), silicon, rubber, wax and ready-mades. Size in response to space.
Accessibility: NewBridge Gateshead has full accessibility, this event will take place in the Co-Work space on the ground floor of NewBridge Gateshead.