Artist Laura Aldridge is opening up a new solo at Glasgow’s Tramwayart space, titled California wow! and running January 29 to March 22. Admission free.
For the show, Aldridge has designed a new installation to be displayed in Tramway’s main gallery. The piece draws from a variety of mediums, including textile, print, sculpture and ceramics, exploring the relationship between art, craft, and performance, reflecting the interdisciplinary style the artist has carried through her work.
The installation, described as a “vivid and tactile environment” is made up of or “inhabited by a variety of ‘display-scapes”. The viewer is invited to interact with the exhibition in various ways, transforming the exhibition into a site for collaboration and discussion about craft and contemporary art.
Group exhibition Wearing Potentiality is happening at London’s Paradise Row, as part of its The Basement exhibition program for emerging artists running concurrently with the main program, opening May 16 and running to June 28.
Focussing on processes rather than results, the artists resist the urge to reification by the act of ‘culture-making’ as the verb it clearly is through the unprecedented possibilities of new technologies.
The show also comes with a text written by Marie D’Elbee, which goes as follows:
“SO I WAS LIKE STARIN AT DE WATER U KNOW AND I WAS LIKE … MAN … WATER IS SO BEAUTIFUL ITS LIKE … HOW U SAY … SHIMMERIN … AND I THOUGH … MAN … I JUST WANNA GET LOST IN DER AND DE SUN WAS GOIN DOWN U KNOW AND DE SKY WAS SPREADIN ITS COLOURS LIKE A COCKTAIL FROM HEAVEN TWAS SO BEAUTIFUL ME EYES STILL WEEP AND DEN DE STARS WER SHININ ON ME A MILLION STARS TWINKLIN OVER ME HEAD T WAS LIKE DIVIN INTO ME BABYS EYES AND ALL ALONG I WAS TINKIN … MAN … I JUST WANNA GET LOST … I JUST WANNA GET LOST IN DER”