Look in on Lucy’s work at Flowerfield

FLOWERFIELD welcomes an exciting exhibition of prints from artist Lucy Turner, with a special drinks reception on Saturday February 11th to mark the opening.

Wednesday, 8th February 2012, 8:37 am

Join us from 12noon through until 4pm to celebrate the opening of this exhibition, which runs under the title From the Outside Looking In.

Lucy is a printmaker who makes use of traditional methods combined with contemporary technology to create varying print styles. She often prints onto metals, and uses lacquers for protection on top of the printed metals - this also allows the semi reflective qualities of the metal to be seen.

These new works on paper, she explains, originated from ‘clippings’ from the net, TV and newspapers of environmental events: “Sea of Debris is a response to real-time footage of the recent seismic upheaval in Japan. An Arts Council travel award to post-Katrina New Orleans inspired ‘Swinging from the Chandelier’ signifying the dynamic meeting of opulence and ruin.”

This exhibition – which continues until March 2nd - is a combination of data collated from external media and personal stories. Images of inanimate household objects, discovered mainly by chance, have been created through a collaboration of colour, texture and process.

“The domestic and dramatic are interwoven within the compositions,” says Lucy, “suggesting that the ‘normality’ we take for granted is fragile in the face of the forces of nature.”

The exhibition is on show in the galleries at Flowerfield from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Admission is free, and the galleries are also open late on evenings when Creative Classes for Adults are taking place in the building.