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Lauren Kelly Winner Of the 2013 Women's Erotic Art Competition goes on to do great: - Category: Competitions - Thread ID: 22
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9 April / 6.30 – 8.30 pm – Digesting the Devoured: a conversation on gender and contemporary sculpture with Lauren Kelly, Griselda Pollock, Denise de Cordova and Rachael Champion. Chaired by Rebecca Fortnum. Bookings only. To reserve a place contact info@bosseandbaum.com
Taking place at Dog Eared Films Studio, Ground Floor, 25-28 Field Street, London, WC1 X9DA

EXHIBITION ADDRESS: Dog Eared Films Studio, Ground Floor, 25-28 Field Street, London


Bosse & Baum present Digesting the Devoured Lauren Kelly’s biggest solo exhibition to date in a film studio space in King’s Cross, which showcases new site-specific installations of large-scale sculpture that will expand to fill the space.

The winner of The International Women’s Erotic Art Prize 2013 works with sculpture and installation, focusing on investigating the power of fetish. Influenced by Eva Hesse’s and Louise Bourgeois’ interest in bodily forms, Kelly’s work flirts with ideas of fertility and fecundity, while her repetitive forms allude to body parts. The monumentality of scale in her work and its enveloping presence urges you to walk amongst it, whilst the smaller nipple and phallic-like sculptures seduce you to want to touch and squeeze them.

Kelly works with a multitude of materials on an ambitious scale creating a visual delight of welded steel structures and soft fabrics, which recall flesh tones, bringing out the nakedness of the metals.

Kelly has recently completed a commission for the Comme de Garcons in New York and her work was purchased by the Royal College of Art for their collection. She was selected by renowned British artist, Richard Wentworth to participate in the group show, Muse, in Lempertz, Berlin. In 2012, Jessica Sainsbury purchased Kelly’s Mount, Frolic, Romp for her private collection, now at Cowley Manor in Gloucestershire. In May 2012 Lauren Kelly was awarded the Cowley/Coutts Sculpture Prize.

Lauren Kelly was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and currently lives and works in Reading, UK. She studied BA Fine Art at The Slade School of Art, with 1st Class honors, and has recently graduated from studying MA Sculpture at The Royal College of Art (RCA), London, where she received Distinction for her work

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