16 August - 21 September 2008
Lucy Skaer’s diverse and incisive practice has earned her international recognition: Skaer represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 2007, and major exhibitions of her work take place this year in London and Edinburgh and at the Berlin Biennale. Catch This presents three recent works by the artist that demonstrate her interest in sculpture, drawing and film. The Great Wave (Expanded) (2007), a large scale, intensely wrought drawing based on Hokusai’s famous woodblock print, will be presented alongside two works: a short film titled Leonora (The Joker) (2006) and Leonora (The Tyrant) (2006), an antique table inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The ‘Leonora’ works were inspired by a meeting with the surrealist artist and novelist, Leonora Carrington.
Image: Leonora (The Tyrant), 2006, oak table with inlaid mother of pearl, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist 2008.