LUCY ARCHER

ARTIST’S STATEMENT: The loose, curling marks that I lay down coalesce to form abstract landscapes. This abstraction relates to the collective expectation of what a landscape is- linear with layers and movement. It is the layers of a landscape which influence my drawings: furrows, facets and ridges creating the illusion of depth. I manipulate perspective through a lexicon of lyrical and seductive marks that ultimately seek resolution through geometry and formal composition. There is an element of risk to this impulsive method of creating; which is in turn influenced by the environment, be it landscape or the way the pieces are displayed. Regularly traveling via train through the Lake District has vastly influenced my practice, and imagery from these journeys reappear throughout my work, giving it a strong identity and sense of place. I emphasize the experience of moving through a landscape in the display of my pieces; they hang linear surrounding the viewer and result in an immersive interaction. 22 32 4 AWARDS: Shortlisted for the Astaire Art Prize 2016 EXHIBITIONS: F.07 Collective, Whitespace Gallery, March 2015 Open 26, Newarke Houses Museum, March 2015 Low Risk Occupiers, St Margaret’s House, April 2015 Drury Street Gallery Opening, Drury Street Gallery, October 2015 Christmas Exhibition, Macrobert Arts Center, December 2015 Hatch, The Caves, December 2015 RSA Open Exhibition, RSA, January 2016 Salonathon, Embassy Gallery, February 2016 Drawing on Drawing, the Edinburgh College of Art, February 2016 Asbestos Rest Stop, Sculpture Court, April 2016 FLUX, Whitespace, April 2016 ECA Degree Show 2016, Edinburgh College of Art 2016 Best of Degree Show 2016, Six Foot Gallery 2016 Custom Open Studios, The Custom House, September 2016 Artwork featured in Ann-Marie Newland’s book Sun Power Yoga SHALA: A Personal Journey Through the Theory, Philosophy and Everyday Practice of Yoga, published in 2015

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