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Artist ID #19: Lizzie Feather

Lizzie Feather

Lives and works in Shefflied, UK


“Lizzie works with performance and sculpture to create and disrupt meticulously ordered materials, which are often suspended or balanced to reveal points of tension and the anxieties inherent in a sense of imminent collapse.” (from Bloc Projects website)

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Artist ID #18: Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell

Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada (b. Montréal)


“Materials are really what tweaks my brain; I’ll find something, a piece of paper or fabric that resonates with me and I have to use it. The things I make are a response to the materials first and then I think the visual catalogue of my environment that I have developed in my photo making is what helps form subject in my work. (…) I think of those works like the paintings I couldn’t make in paint. The change of material has really satisfied the painting process for me, in a roundabout way.” (Interview from Little Paper Planes)

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Artist ID #17: Lilah Fowler

Lilah Fowler

Lives and works in London (b.1981, London, England)


“Lilah Fowler’s sculptures, prints and other elements take on the combined form of intricate installations that question the common, mutable languages that shape how we interpret our surroundings. Drawing on sources including urban planning, architectural design values and overlooked, overfamiliar objects, they are a collection of clues that shape ones own understanding of placement within natural and urban architectural space. In that encounter, Fowler’s practice attempts to level art, architecture, and design as equally part of a web of social, philosophical and experiential constructs.” (Artist’s statement)

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Artist ID #16: Guillaume Leblon

Guillaume Leblon

Lives and works in Paris (b. 1971, Lille, France).

Artist’s page on Gallerie Jocelyn Wolff website.

“When an object quits my studio, it might not be accomplished. The accomplishment is achieved in its destination. In other words, between the moment it quits the studio and the moment it is positioned in the museum, there is instability. The studio is not the site of completion. It’s the exhibition context which completes the work.” *

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Artist ID #15: Kirra Jamison

Kirra Jamison

Lives and works in Melbourne (b. 1982, Sydney).


“I love listening to the stories that are invented by people when they first see a new painting. Each work develops differently depending on the individual encountering it and therefore meanings are always shifting. (…) [My] work continues to be informed by an interest in how the use of the decorative offers more space for pluralism in meaning; as well as research into the relationship between ornament and the imagination.” (Artist’s statement from Ryan Renshaw website)

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Artist ID #14: Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm

Lives and works in Vienna and Limberg, Austria (b. 1954)


“Most artworks try to represent something lofty and important, but I find pathos repulsive. I want to address serious matters but in a light way. Even when we speak about illness or tragedy, for example, it should be possible to speak in a light way. (…) Many artists are good at making the easy difficult. I’m interested in making the difficult easy. That does not necessarily mean making it light in a stupid way. I’m not speaking about the surface. I’m speaking about the content.” (Interview from Museo Magazine)

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Artist ID #13: Elena Damiani

Elena Damiani

Lives and works in London, UK (b.1979, Lima, Peru)


“Critical concerns regarding the conceptual significance of archives and the persistency with memory in a society fearful of forgetting have funnelled my practice and research by transforming found material into collages, sculptures, video and installations. (…) I aim to utilize identifiable structures of traditional archives so as to activate recollection and point out the potential to fragment and destabilize either remembrance as recorded, or history as written continuum of what has come to pass.” (Artist’s Statement)

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Artist ID #12: Adeline de Monseignat

Adeline de Monseignat

Lives and works in London (b.1987)


“I investigate ways in which inanimate objects can trigger emotional responses and even hold a sense of presence and life. I thus attempt to inject ‘Life’ – from German Leib ‘body’ – into my creations by giving them a body, a soul and a story.” (Artist’s Statement)

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Artist ID #11: Mary F. Coats

Mary F. Coats

Lives and works in Iowa City, IA (b. London, UK)


“Repetition has become an undeniable focus of my work, as I continuously pull from a catalogue of forms I have assembled. Each work can be considered as a portrayal of a unique, but simultaneously familiar, space. These are places I have been or imagined or dreamed of, spaces I have inhabited or imagined or dreamed of.” (artist’s statement)

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Summer Exhibitions at the Zabludowick Collection

This summer, the former Methodist church – turned into gallery – is housing four solo exhibitions, all working towards a new definition of sculpture. The rooms are filled with found objects from our daily lives (umbrellas, empty packaging, towels, toilet paper, clothes, etc…) which are reassembled and given new forms by the artists. Rejecting the use of conventional materials, recycling appears to be a core concept in their works where the old and unwanted is brought back to life again. Existing works from the collection face new commissions in a challenging and surprising display that finds its perfect mirror in the decaying walls of the surronding space.

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