Super Dakota

Super Dakota

Routines

Routines

Lydia Gifford

1 March → 7 April, 2018

Routines

Routines

Lydia Gifford

1 March → 7 April, 2018

© Isabelle Arthuis. Courtesy of the artist and Super Dakota, Brussels.

The objects come from a bodily experience with material, a tactile response to things.
A cycle of production, diaristic, personal. A chain of movement, stored sequences, phrases, passages. There is no hierarchy of actions and movement, there is not a finished outcome, only a pause, a halting. Movement dictated by previous decisions. A process of discovery, logic unfolding, instinct.
Layers building. Material and body reciprocating. External. Exerting pressure. Resistance. Barrier. Surface. Medium. Control. Delight.
Wrangling material to express something of the present. A diary of activity, repetitive enquiry. Working through the body. Routines. Loosening. Owning. Buried tensions surface, unravel into movement.

Lydia Gifford lives and works in London. Selected solo exhibitions include Micky Schubert, Berlin, 2017; Laura Bartlett, London 2015; Drawn, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2014; Siding, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, 2013; The Neighbour, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London; Midday, David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Distances, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin, all 2012.

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© Isabelle Arthuis. Courtesy of the artist and Super Dakota, Brussels.

Coerse

Lydia Gifford

Super Dakota

2018, corduroy on board, glue, nails, oil paint, wood, 42 x 38 x 5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Surge

Lydia Gifford

Super Dakota

2018, towel on board, glue nails, oil paint, wood, 42 x 35 x 7 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Grab

Lydia Gifford

Super Dakota

2018, towel on board, glue, nails, oil paint, wood, 54 x 33 x 7 cm. © Isabelle Arthuis. Courtesy of the artist and Super Dakota, Brussels.

Torso

Lydia Gifford

Super Dakota

2018, canvas, wood, nails, white clay, oil paint, acrylic, string, 202 x 118 x 8 cm. Courtesy of the artist

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