This year’s Emerging Visual Arts residency has been awarded to the Glasgow-based artist Lauren Printy Currie.
Currie makes sculptural objects and installations that explore experience and perception. Often using purposefully unpredictable casting and relief processes, she assembles sculptures, imagery, light projections and writing to create layers of material and colour into groups that emphasise the tactile quality of the individual elements. Through this making process, reality, perception and imagination are all called in to question through the production of an encounter with which the work responds to a surplus in materiality. The display of these objects acts as indicators of varying positions or viewpoints, creating personal ideograms which raise questions about making recollected in the artist’s memory, an interest in the crossover between painting and sculpture and the ideas in literature and language.
The Craignish Trust generously supports Cove Park’s Emerging Visual Artist residency. This programme enables artists to develop new work at a key stage in their careers. Previous residents on this programme include Pio Abad, Giles Bailey, Sara Barker, Lucy Clout, Nick Evans, Ross Hamilton Frew, Lauren Gault, Lorna Macintyre, Sophie Mackfall and Charlotte Prodger.
Image: ‘notes to a daylit, airy, manifold world, your mood indigo’ (detail) 2014, image projection on Azul Cobalt pongee, plaster, paint, rubber tubing, inkjet print on silk viscose satin, ‘mood is made / temperature is taken’, Glasgow Sculpture Studios.
Photo by Ruth Clark