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  • A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    by John Richardson
  • Sarah Lucas: A Catalog RaisonnĂ©
    Sarah Lucas: A Catalog Raisonné
    by Yilmaz Dziewior, Sarah Lucas
  • Grayson Perry
    Grayson Perry
    by Jacky Klein
  • Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    by Pim Milo, Kathy Ryan
  • David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    by Marco Livingstone, Margaret Drabble, Tim Barringer, Xavier Salomon, Stuart Comer, Martin Gayford
  • Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    by Robert Leonard, Anthony Gardner, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Blair French, Glenn Barkley
  • Yayoi Kusama
    Yayoi Kusama
    by Midori Yamamura, Jo Applin, Yayoi Kusama
  • Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Prestel Publishing
  • Wall and Piece
    Wall and Piece
    by Banksy
  • Mark Rothko
    Mark Rothko
    by Mr. Jeffrey Weiss
  • Louise Bourgeois
    Louise Bourgeois
    by Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff
  • Damien Hirst
    Damien Hirst
    by Ann Gallagher
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Historically, artists have always worked big, and nowadays those boundaries are being pushed to the limits.

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Entries in Laura Ellen Bacon (2)

Monday
Nov052012

In the Thick of it: A Woven space by Laura Ellen Bacon

Laura Ellen Bacon’s work is hot right now. On the back of her wonderful installation Exposed at Blackwell - The Arts and Crafts House last month, she has been listed in the Mulberry ‘Brilliant Britain’ Guide to Craft and is now showcasing new work In the thick of It at The Gallery at Winchester Discovery Centre. Gosh.

The new work is a huge internal installation woven in willow, creating a space within a space. In the stillness of the softly lit gallery, the line, scale and aroma of the artwork will be exaggerated, allowing the physical presence and ‘language’ of the artwork to be spoken intimately. I urge you to check out her work now.

12 October 2012 to 6 January 2013
The Gallery at Winchester Discovery Centre
In the Thick of it: A Woven Space by Laura Ellen Bacon

Photos courtesy of Laura Ellen Bacon.

Thursday
Oct112012

Exposed by Laura Ellen Bacon

Exposed by Laura Ellen Bacon, Blackwell - The Arts and Crafts House, 2012, 'Flanders Red' willow. Photographer: Tony West

Muscular sculptures meticulously hand woven in red willow that seem to ooze from their host buildings in Bowness-on-Windermere are the work of Laura Ellen Bacon and part of her Exposed installation currently on display at Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House.

Laura works primarily in farmed red willow and with fingers individually taped to protect them from her beloved material; hand weaves these large organic forms into host structures.

Exposed by Laura Ellen Bacon, Blackwell - The Arts and Crafts House, 2012, 'Flanders Red' willow. Photographer: Tony West

These sculptures send tingles down my spine and make me want to stop, pause and breathe. I love their calming spirit and the passion with which Laura speaks about them.


In her words “The forms I make have a closeness with a host structure or the fabric of a building; their oozing energy spills from gutters, their 'muscular' forms nuzzle up to the glass and their gripping weave locks onto the strength of the walls. Whilst the scale and impact varies from striking to subtle (sometimes only visible upon a quizzical double take), I relish the opportunity to let a building 'feed' the form, as if some part of the building is exhaling into the work."

Wonderful.

Exposed by Laura Ellen Bacon, Blackwell - The Arts and Crafts House, 2012, 'Flanders Red' willow. Photographer: Tony West


Exposed by Laura Ellen Bacon, Blackwell - The Arts and Crafts House, 2012, 'Flanders Red' willow. Photographer: Tony West

Exposed by Laura Ellen Bacon - Day 05 - 01
By Lakeland Arts Trust

Exposed by Laura Ellen Bacon - Day 08- 01
By Lakeland Arts Trust

Exposed by Laura Ellen Bacon - Day 11 - 01
By Lakeland Arts Trust

Exposed is on display until 28th October 2012 at Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere.

Curator: Lakeland Arts Trust

All photos used with permission from Laura Ellen Bacon.