‘lumpers and splitters’ is an installation of new sculptural work by Lauren Gault. Continuing her exploration into matter inhabitance, the ‘hyper object’ and working through ways to get within or behind sculpture the artist has made a suite of new objects in the UK whilst responding to Prairie Underground as a ‘site’.
The new installation includes works made from memory, performative matter, foam carvings and Prairie Underground’s ‘garment ghosts’.
The exhibit also features a text composed between Sierra Stinson and Lauren Gault.
We will have our boutique open for people to shop the Prairie Underground online and Spring collection
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Lauren Gault (b. 1986, Belfast) graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee.
Gault lives / works in Glasgow/Belfast, working in installation, writing and performance.
Solo exhibitions include: he was there when I first smelled the smell, and now he is the smell, Rinomina, Paris (2016, with Zoe Claire Miller); lipstick-NASA, Jupiter Artland, (2015);fugue states (with Allison Gibbs), Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2015); I AM IN/ Losing you, Modern Edinburgh Film School, GSS, Glasgow (2015); Plosive blows, Hotel Maria Kapel, Netherlands (2015);Y.O.R.B, Atelier Am Eck, Düsseldorf (2014); Here Bianca!, GENERATORprojects, Dundee (2013); Granular and Crumb, Edinburgh Modern Film School, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2013); Sweet ensilage, TRAMWAY, Glasgow (2013); Lacks, the duchy gallery, Glasgow(2010).
Group exhibitions include: A Pattern Withdrawn, American Medium, New York (2016), The Health Benefits of Eating Silica (event), TRAMWAY, Glasgow International (2016), January Blues, Frutta, Rome, (2016),), read the room, you’ve got to, curated by Quinn Latimer, SALTS, Basel (2014); Portraits, Still Life and Landscapes, Usher Gallery, Lincoln, (2014); The Burning Sand (Volume 3), Glasgow International 2014 (2014); When two or more are together Glasgow International 2014, Glasgow, (2014); Waking up a Shape, The Woodmill Press, Bristol, (2014); Dear Green, ZK/U, Berlin, (2014); You blink at the plughole, Mexico Project Space Leeds, (2013); My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, (2013).
Upcoming projects include a group exhibition in Berlin and a residency in Cork, Republic of Ireland.
Lauren Gault x Prairie Underground, 2017
Prairie Underground is a company that has been formed and guided by a sustained engagement with art. The community that inspired our company name was a group of activists, artists and musicians. Creators and social innovators remain our most potent muses and collaborators in understanding our human experience.
In 2014 through a series of email and text messages we initiated a project that funds the creation of new work for emerging artists. The program provides a stipend for artists to create a series of work in their chosen medium to be installed in our workshop. Any material or inspiration from our environment may be used as inspiration. Prairie Underground’s products, materials and space are at the artist’s disposal. The work should not be approached or produced as marketing for our company. The grant is intended to support each artist’s individual artistic inquiry. The series they create remains the possession of the creator while we are allowed unlimited rights to share and promote the work.
Art is being commissioned to replace traditional marketing images. With this approach we are advertising Prairie Underground’s commitment to new artistic production and defining this practice as an integral part of our brand identity.
Supporting art remains an essential act to promote social justice through a focus on the individual. The importance of art in society will take a prominent place alongside our environmental concerns. We believe inviting artists into our design practice and investing in the creation of new work will produce more thoughtful design and ultimately a better world.