The exhibition will feature a group of pivotal works by Turner Prize-nominee Lucy Skaer. Skaer employs a variety of media, including drawing, sculpture, film and installation. She creates work both visually compelling and elusive; continuously questions the relationship between representation and reality.
The exhibition will include the installation of four key pieces, a drawing, a 16mm film, and two wooden sculptures – inspired by the surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, whom Skaer visited in 2006 wanting to better understand the dialectics of her own practice. These were first shown under the title 'Leonora' in Basel, 2006, and subsequently at the Venice Biennale in 2007. Like much of Skaer’s practice, these works describe not the reality of the encounter, but rather its effect on the artist's intellect and emotions.
The programme accompanying the exhibition will include screenings of several 16mm films which Skaer made in collaboration with Beck's Futures Prize-winner Rosalind Nashashibi.