Thursday 16 February - Saturday 3 March 2012
Laura Aldridge’s work moves freely between wall-based reliefs and sculptural installations, playing on the abilities of ‘collage’ to operate in two and three-dimensions. Her works use fabric, images (both photographic and silk-screened) and found objects to create installations that the artist describes as ‘expanded collage’. She often arranges elements of her works upon tables, low plinths or across gallery walls to bring ‘things’ together so that they might coalesce as a whole.
Underside, backside, inside, even is a series of new fabric sculptures, depicting oversized fabric pockets found on a variety of clothing, from pinafore dresses to the back pockets of jeans. Rendered and hand-stitched in great detail, larger than human scale and cut-out from their original context, these pockets become ‘things’, emphasising their potential to hold other objects or even the body. The sensory elements of Aldridge’s installations are important in setting up a relationship between ‘bodies’ to ‘objects’.
About Laura Aldridge
Laura Aldridge (born
Aldridge’s exhibition at CCA has been generously supported by The Elephant Trust.