Profile: Lucy Brown
Lucy Brown uses a mixed palette of old, unwanted, second-hand and vintage clothing, hair and personal artefacts as raw material. Works take form in woven installations, anti-form sculptures, site-specific interventions and individual pieces. Narratives explored engage with social issues surrounding body, dress, women's history, making skills and nostalgia.
Installation and anit-form works develop over two stages; first stage weaving takes place in the studio on an egar frame loom. Second stage is when weaves are cut loose of the loom and transferred to a space where works are installed, extended and realised. Current works are using multiple selections of clothing, exploring bodily gestures as an extension of an emotion. There are themes around the unfinished and unresolved, meaning that works has are in a constant state of 'becoming'.
Lucy Brown studied Textile Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. Exhibitions and new work commissions include 'Lace Works'. Contemporary Art & Nottingham Lace' Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery UK, 'Unravelling Nyman's', Nyman's House and Gardens National Trust UK and 'Offerings' Project Space, COLLECT 2012, Saatchi Gallery London UK and 'Re-fashioned' Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford UK. In 2014 Lucy was shortlisted and interviewed for post of the London Houses of Parliament Artist in Residence.