Lucy McLauchlan

'Where Were You before Now'

Edition of 20 signed and numbered inlaid sculptures with accompanying handmade book.

A limited wooden sculpture edition carved from a solid piece of purpose charred sustainably harvested Honduran Cedarwood, housing both screen printed copper and hand finished inlays. The edition also includes a handmade book comprised of lino cuts, original works and risograph pages which capture the artist's abstract and literal references within her project with Fluorescent Smogg.

Size (Sculpture) - (D) 40cm x (H) 2cm

Size (Booklet) - 12 Pages 15cm x 21cm / Lino cut 46cm x 46cm

Edition: 20 hand finished by the artist.

Authenticity: Signed and numbered by the artist

Fluorescent Smogg is pleased to present a new limited edition and site-specific installation by British artist Lucy McLauchlan. ‘Where Were You Before Now’ looks at the relationship between apparent fragile states and the strength they embody beneath the surface. This duality is apparent throughout her practice when the murals fade or are painted away, the image has gone but the strength of the memory remains.

Taking her natural environment as inspiration, McLauchlan continues themes rst explored in her 2014 London solo exhibition ‘Marking Shadows’. Tracing the contours and surface of the landscape, the artist allows environmental factors to both inspire and in!uence the way in which she works. McLauchlan’s practice often entertains long-lasting permanent materials, allowing for a certain immediacy and pace within her distinctive mark making. For this show the installation inside the gallery will see the entire walls painted using a combination of fragile, delicate materials that wouldn’t necessarily last the test of time outdoors.

In addition to the new installation Fluorescent Smogg is thrilled to release a series of exclusive limited editions created alongside the artist. The new body of editions was inspired largely by an ancient Japanese architectural process of burning wood to strengthen it. The simple act of burning would appear to weaken the wood but in fact it does the opposite, providing strength and protection. Each of the nely crafted editioned pieces embody this duality of fragility and strength which is considered through the materials and processes employed.

Each limited edition of 20 is comprised of a Sculpture, Booklet and a Linocut print. The Sculpture has been carved from a solid piece of Honduran Cedarwood, housing a screen printed copper inlaid into the charred surface. The Booklet captures abstracted and literal references of the process and collected markings that informs this site specific installation. The Linocut print reflects the way these initial hand painted brush marks have been transferred into the carved wood. Each edition is hand finished and printed by the artist.

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    Lucy Mclauchlan x Fluorescent Smogg Title: Linocut Print Edition Description: A lino cut print on 300gsm Fabriano smooth paper with copper leaf hand finishing. Size: (W) 56cm x (H) 56cm Edition: /7 Artist Proof Authenticity: Signed and numbered by artist View Artist's full profile View Edition

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    A limited wooden sculpture edition carved from a solid piece of purpose charred sustainably harvested Honduran Cedarwood, housing both screen printed copper and hand finished inlays. View Artist's full profile View Edition

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