Castles of Illusion

Intermedia Galleries, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, 3rd - 17th December 2011

Exhibition Poster:


 

Exhibition press-release


An exhibition of new work by Laurence Figgis, Brin Frost and Zoe Williams. The artists have in-common an interest in the creation of internalised worlds, drawing on aspects of the surreal, the uncanny, the precious and the abject, and mobilising a diverse range of mediums to explore these themes including ornamental sculpture, collage and film. The objects and two-dimensional works on show in this exhibition appear on first glance to be drawn from a rich concoction of soap-opera, luxury commodity and primal myth. However on closer inspection, these isolated signifiers, divorced from their original context, often reveal darker, more disturbing undertones.

 

Works exhibited:


‘Castles of Illusion,’ 2011, exhibition installation view (showing work by Zoe Williams, Laurence Figgis and Brin Frost)

 

Laurence Figgis, The Brass Cage, 2011, digital film on DVD, installation view, bespoke plinth by Zoe Williams, painted inlaid wood, 52 x 40 x 125 cm

 

Laurence Figgis, The Brass Cage, 2011, installation view (detail of bespoke plinth by Zoe Williams, painted, inlaid wood)

 

Laurence Figgis, The Brass Cage, 2011, digital film on DVD, duration: 1 minute 32 seconds (film still)

 

Laurence Figgis, The Brass Cage, 2011, digital film on DVD, duration: 1 minute 32 seconds (film still)

 

Laurence Figgis, Untitled, 2011, ink-jet print on laid paper, pencil, gouache, fabric collage, mounted on stretched denim, 120 x 85 cm

 

Laurence Figgis, Untitled, 2011 (detail), ink-jet print on laid paper, pencil, gouache, fabric collage, mounted on stretched denim, 120 x 85 cm

 

Laurence Figgis, Untitled, 2011 (detail), ink-jet print on laid paper, pencil, gouache, fabric collage, mounted on stretched denim, 120 x 85 cm

 

Laurence Figgis, Even or Perhaps, 2011, digital print on silk, mounted on stretched cotton, wood frame, 71 x 128 cm

 

Laurence Figgis, Even or Perhaps (detail), 2011, digital print on silk, mounted on stretched cotton, wood frame, 71 x 128 cm

 

Laurence Figgis, Even or Perhaps (detail), 2011, digital print on silk, mounted on stretched cotton, wood frame, 71 x 128 cm

 

Exhibition publication:


‘Castles of Illusion’, 2011, publication (lithograph on paper), designed by Brin Frost, Zoe Williams and Laurence Figgis

 

See also:


Even or Perhaps, 2014 (poem / fiction)

‘Men and Bits of Paper Whirled by the Cold Wind’, 2008 (exhibition)


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