A huge body of new fascinating works by Abigail Lane will fill the Art Station’s different spaces, featuring guest works by Glenn Brown, Gavin Turk and Mathew Weir. This is the first solo exhibition of Lane’s work in twenty years and therefore a significant opportunity to view this new, exciting and beautiful work.
Lane studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, where, in her second year, she was prominently involved in the exhibition Freeze, organised by Damien Hirst with his fellow Goldsmiths students, including Michael Landy, Sarah Lucas and Gary Hume. In retrospect, this ambitious three-part show has been seen to mark the beginning of the YBA phenomenon, of which Lane has been a key figure. Lane’s work has encompassed making work in many different ways; sculpture, printmaking, sound, installation as well as creating events and collaborations with other artists and creatives. She is always an energetic perfectionist who imbues each detail with meaning. Lane has lived and worked in Suffolk since 2007. She works in a small Tardis like studio in her garden, an Aladdin’s cave now piled high and crammed full of art and materials from which she arduously conjures the magical work.
Birds, boxes, body parts. The artist’s practice over the last five years consolidates with intrinsic sensitivity and delicacy the use of thread, embroidery, the surface of textiles, cast forms, constructed boxes; to explore and discover physiological states and twist, confuse and reassert connections between things; transformative processes which create meaning.
Body parts are cast in house dust; something temporary and worthless becomes corporeal offering resonances of waste, dirt, mortality, personal and universal fragmentation. Embroidery, a traditional means of surface decoration, is obsessively worked and subverted to create forms which emerge from the surface of a shirt or cotton stretched across the constraints of a frame, tracing the imprint of a feeling or state of mind.
When: Saturday June 10th to Saturday September 30th, 12 – 4pm, Mon to Sat*
*by appointment any other time
Launch: Saturday June 10th 12 noon to 5pm. As part of the new Saxmundham Arts Festival.
Art Station acknowledges the generous support of Henry Moore Foundation and East Suffolk Council, Shared Prosperity Fund who have funded this exhibition.
The Art Station are excited to launch of our new podcast series, Art Station Talks.
In episode 1, artist Abigail Lane talks with art writer and broadcaster Louisa Buck about her new show Heads & Tails, at Art Station in Saxmundham, Suffolk.
To listen, follow the link below.
Art Station acknowledges the generous support of Arts Council England, towards Art Station Talks.Art Station Talks
Published essays and critical responses to Heads & Tails, from Mathew Weir, Ian Jeffrey, and Elizabeth Fullerton.
Image: Three Piece Suite, 2022, Photo by Doug Atfield.