Cold Storage

  • 12th Jan - 10th Feb 2016
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery

This exhibition consists of 2 new sculptural installations by Liz Harrison and Fran Cottell that are made in relation to the gallery space based on architectural sites that have been put aside or made specifically for storage. Blocked and rendered uninhabitable, these spaces are full of “stuff” in suspension, inert and ignored. The removal of amassed material from the attic and the static ‘weight’ of the unknown contained within the shed, produce both positive and negative connotations of open and closed space. They have worked together on several projects, including the curation of ‘Concrete Dreams: art, architecture and social space’ for Open House/APT, 2008 and ‘when I get home I hope’ a simultaneous screening/film installation at the South London Gallery, 2013.
Both artists have used the concept of architecture within their practice as image / object both in the work’s format and its use as site specific space and as a container for metaphor. The work specifically uses the notion of the house, as a private container and as a symbol for ones existence, behavior, change, desires and fears.

Fran Cottell installation credits:

Construction: Mike Richards
Photography: Terry Watts
Film: Lulu Richards Cottell
Film Editing: George Stone
Performed by: Maisie Richards Cottell

Liz Harrison installation credit:

Fabrication assistance: Chris Marshall


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  • Cold Storage Opening Event

    • 15th Jan 2016
    • 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    • Stephen Lawrence Gallery

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    • 6:30 - 7:30pm
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