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Exhibition Detail
Drawn
Gateshead Quays
South Shore Road
Gateshead, NE8 3BA
United Kingdom


June 20th - November 2nd
Opening: 
June 20th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
Drawn , Lydia GiffordLydia Gifford, Drawn ,
Installation view at BALTIC, Gateshead
© 2014 BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art / Photo: Colin Davison
, Lydia GiffordLydia Gifford
© Courtesy of the artist & The BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art
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For her first solo exhibition in a UK institution, British artist Lydia Gifford (born Cheltenham, 1979) has produced a new body of work for BALTIC’s ground floor gallery space. The exhibition explores Gifford’s on-going concern with the language of painting and the balance between painting and object. The works, of a scale that is dictated by the artist’s own dimensions, have an almost human presence.  Layered painted surfaces take on a skin-like translucency that, on close inspection, reveals a complex working and reworking. A tension arises in Gifford’s work between structure and surface, interior and exterior. Yet there is playfulness too, a pliability that Gifford seeks to bring from the medium of drawing into working with materials such as wood and paint.


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