Exhibition - Acid Bar - 20th September - 10th November

Selected Artist Works and SWG3 are pleased to present Flicks and Licks, the first solo show by London-based artist GraceWoodcock.  This show brings together a new body of work to sit beside a series first exhibited in ‘They Had Four Years’ at Generator Projects in Dundee in 2017. Both sets of work are bridged by a common focus on tactility. Earlier work focussed on a gesture of touch through a specific language of swipes. The lazy greasy marks smeared and flicked across our digital screens that illustrate the conversation between human and interface. More recently, Woodcock has become preoccupied by a wider notion of touch, working against the slick, stark, perfectly packaged culture to tease our tactile imagination. Incorporating the language of biomorphic, ergonomic furniture, and rituals of self-care these paintings are an exploration of touch without touch: an eye massage, a sensory surrogate. Grace Woodcock (b.1993, Luton) is currently undertaking a masters in painting at Royal College of Art (2017-19) and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2016. Recent exhibitions include East Wing Biennial, The Courtauld, London; RCA WIP 2018 at the Royal College of Art, London; Collision: TMT x HOA at Guest Projects, London, and The Bear Club, Luton; They Had Four Years at Generator Projects, Dundee; The Law of Materials at Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow; RSA New Contemporaries at Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; and X at Blip blip blip, Leeds. She was awarded the George Jackson Hutchinson Memorial Prize 2016.

 

For more information about Grace Woodcock or the Selected Artists’ Works platform please visit www.gracewoodcock.com and www.selectedartistsworks.com.

 

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