Both: Gavin Turk, Rebecca Scott and Nicola Tassie at the public talk at Cross Lane Projects. Photography by Rebecca Larkin. All images copytight Cross Lane Projects.
With Nicola Tassie, Gavin Turk and curator Rebecca Scott
3pm on Thursday 9 June 2022
Curated by Rebecca Scott, this new group exhibition foregrounds the diverse ceramic practices of four leading contemporary artists: Lawson Oyekan, William Plumptre, Nicola Tassie and Gavin Turk.
Cross Lane Projects is one of several contemporary galleries showcasing an exciting mix of clay work at the moment, positioning what perhaps previously would have been seen as ‘pottery’ in dialogue with more conceptual art works.
About the artists
Nicola Tassie (b.1960) is a London based ceramicist whose work integrates the traditions of studio pottery, with a conceptual and material exploration of the nature and function of form and aesthetics. Tassie has created a new body of work specifically for this show that confronts the relationship between the interior domestic scene and exterior landscape. Familiar domestic pots are piled up and arranged into larger scale works that specifically reference dry-stone walls, steppingstones, and gateways. Serving as both boundaries and entries, the works suggest ideas of containment and aspiration, and the contested definition between craft and art.
Gavin Turk (b. 1967) is a London based artist known for his pioneering work within many forms of sculpture. His work consists in analysing and questioning the concepts of fame, authorship and originality that continue to affect our understanding of art and the artist. En Face, the work presented in this exhibition is the product of an interactive performance where Turk invited people to manipulate wet clay depicting the artist. Each of the busts became unique with the marks made by the visitors making it more personal to the public and less personal to the artist.
Join the artists and curator for an informal walk through of this new exhibition in Kendal.
About Cross Lane Projects
Rebecca Scott and Mark Woods established Cross Lane Projects in 2018 with the aim of bringing new contemporary art and debate to Cumbria, presenting a curated programme featuring the work of local, international and British artists with a regularly changing programme of three exhibitions of contemporary art each year, accompanied by public talks and events. Cross Lane Projects is situated in a former Kendal Mint Cake factory in Kirkland, Kendal.