The Department of Art Public Talks Programme Autumn 2017 welcomes artist Laura White
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 a 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: 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 White's solo exhibition at The Agency Gallery will open on 31st October, the exhibition will continue until 15th December 2017. More information on http://www.theagencygallery.co.uk
This event is free. No booking is required. All welcome.
Dates & times
|1 Nov 2017||5:30pm - 7:00pm|
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