Arts Council Collection


2008 - Lucy Skaer

© Lucy Skaer. Installation view Longside Gallery

Catch This: Lucy Skaer

Longside Gallery
16 Aug - 21 Sep 2008
Lucy Skaer's diverse and incisive practice has earned her international recognition. Skaer represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 2007, and major exhibitions of her work took place in 2008, in London and Edinburgh, and at the Berlin Biennale. Catch This presented three recent works by the artist that demonstrated her interest in sculpture, drawing and film. The Great Wave (Expanded), 2007, a large scale, intensely wrought drawing based on Hokusai's famous woodblock print, was presented alongside two works: a short film titled Leonora (The Joker), 2006 and Leonora (The Tyrant), 2006, an antique table inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The 'Leonora' works were inspired by a meeting with the surrealist artist and novelist, Leonora Carrington.