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Watchlist Artist: Lydia Gifford

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead presents an entirely new body of work by Lydia Gifford (born Cheltenham, 1979) produced for BALTIC’s ground floor gallery space. Drawn will be Gifford’s first solo exhibition in a UK institution. Exploring her ongoing concern with the language of painting and the balance between painting and object, the exhibition will be a choreographed series of encounters, gestures and conversations.

Known for works that are situated on the boundaries of completion, Gifford’s practice grows from an activity of application, removal, insertion, incision, placement and replacement.

The processes of painting and the nuances of memory are central to Gifford’s work, both in the recollection of a context and the handling and movement of paint as a residue of thought. Gifford’s work also often engages directly with the exhibition site: marks made to the surface of a work may also be made to the wall and works previously realised in the studio.

(text source: BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art)

More on Lydia Gifford:

Lydia Gifford was born in Cheltenham in 1979 and lives and works in London. Her selected solo exhibitions include: Siding, KunsthausBaselland, Basel 2013; The Neighbour, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London; Midday, David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Distances, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin 2012; Its Hurtling Gold, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London; Lydia Gifford, Art Statements, Art Basel 42, Basel; Brackets, MarcelleAlix, Paris, November 2010; Lydia Gifford, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London 2008.

(text source: BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art)

Education: MA Fine Art (Painting), Royal College of Art, London, 2006-2008. BA Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art, London, 2004-2006.

For further information...(ArtSlant Profile) (Galleries: Laura Bartlett Gallery, Galerie Micky Schubert)


(All images: Lydia Gifford, Drawn Installation view at BALTIC, Gateshead; Photo: Colin Davison © 2014 BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art)


Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 7/16/14

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