Catherine Harpers reflective essay ‘Lucy Brown: “Secrets She Keeps from Herself”’ has been published in the Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice. Routledge Taylor and Francis Group. 2019
Catherine Harpers’ ABSTRACT explains….
“An interview in 2015 with artist Lucy Brown in her Brighton studio gave rise in due course to this reflective essay. In it I consider the particular moment of meeting, capturing that in text, before Brown was required to move to a different studio space and adopt a different way of thinking and working. Essentially, this text is about that moment, and my cerebral and visceral response to an artist in her seemingly natural environment articulating her concerns and obsessions, rather than a holistic and overarching analysis of Brown’s oeuvre. KEYWORDS: Spider, woven, embodied, female, vintage, intimate” Catherine Harper (2019): Lucy Brown: “Secrets She Keeps from Herself”, Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/20511787.2018.1553763
Bit of Skirt. detail. by Lucy Brown. Photo Credit Simon Mills
Solo Exhibition by Lucy Brown
24th February – 23rd March 2018
32 Castle Street
Opening reception and artist talk Sat 24th February 2-4pm – please come and join us
Meet the Artist days 27th & 28th February 11am – 5pm
‘Offerings’ will bring together new and existing works from 2010-2017, including woven anti-form sculpture and hair-works. These works uses a mixed palette of old, unwanted clothing, hair and domestic related textile items as raw materials, and often depart from personal or collective experiences and explores themes around the body, femaleness, re-invention, textile histories and craft-labour. As from the 19th February I will be in residence at R-Space Gallery, installing the exhibition. As part of the exhibition I will be working in the Gallery while open to the public, finalising the installation on 27th and 28th February 2018, drop in and have a chat with me about the work in situ.
I am also delighted to reveal Professor Catherine Harper’s newly written essay titled ‘Lucy Brown: ‘secrets she keeps from herself’ is now available to read on the R-Space Gallery’s Website – http://www.rspacelisburn.com/offerings/
Above image – detail of ‘Bit of Skirt…’ Offerings series. by Lucy Brown
Independent Curator Kate Stoddart has recently reviewed Browns’ ‘Offerings’ on a-n Interface http://www.a-n.co.uk/interface/reviews/single/2540206
My work has been included in Dr Jessica Hemmings’s new book – ‘Warp & Weft. WovenTextiles in Fashion Art and Interiors’ published by Bloomsbury… Out now! The publication has been reviewed in Crafts Magazine No 239 Nov/Dec 2012.