Opening Hours: Tue-Sat: 10am-12midnight, Sun-Mon: Closed

Laura Aldridge

Underside, backside, inside, even

Thu 16 February — Sat 3 March 2012

Underside backside inside even Laura Alridge CCA Glasgow

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 silkscreened), and found objects to create installations that the artist describes as ‘expanded collage’. Aldridge often arranges elements of her works upon tables, low plinths or across gallery walls in order to bring ‘things’ together so that they might coalesce as a whole.

Underside, backside, inside, even consists of a series of new fabric sculptures, depicting oversized fabric pockets, of the types found on a variety of clothing; pinafore dresses to jeans bum-pockets. Rendered and hand-stitched in high detail, bigger than human scale and cut-out from an their original context, these pockets become ‘things’, that emphasise their potential to hold volumes, other objects, even the body. The sensory elements of Aldridge’s installations are important in the setting up of a relation of ‘bodies’ to ‘objects’, the exhibitions title alluding to an understanding and approach to ourselves and an object or artwork.

Laura Aldridge (born Frimley, England, 1978) graduated with an MFA in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art in 2006, spending an exchange at CALARTS, Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include: Cairn, Pittenweem, Fife, 2011; Studio Voltaire, London, 2011 and Cats are not important at Transmission Gallery, 2011. Laura is also part of the Glasgow-based Poster Club.