Exhibition

Lisa Watts and Lucy May
Skittish
28 September–23 November 2013

Live artist Lisa Watts invites visual artist Lucy May to join her in this presentation of Skittish. Watts will visit Spacex on a regular basis during the exhibition where she will perform and develop new work in the galleries inspired by Lucy May’s art. The result will evidence the relationship that exists between live and visual art.

The aesthetic of May’s art has a sense of movement, as if still in development. This relates to Watts’ performance work that will be developed during the exhibition. Although from different disciplines, both artists experiment with familiar, everyday objects, pushing materials to their utmost capabilities.

Skittish will also include a number of Watts’ existing works. Bad Luck (2006), a film made with Alice Maude-Roxby and Ron Wright utilises bodily contraptions to create a mysterious narrative, Snowgum (2013), an hour long performance of magical actions using chewing gum, and Naturel (2004), a humorous 20 minute performance that takes place in a dark space with conjoined cloth legs.

Lisa Watts will be at Spacex developing new work on the following days.

October

Wednesday 2nd, 2–5pm
Thursday 3rd, 10–5pm
Friday 4th, 10–4pm
Wednesday 9th, 2–5pm
Thursday 10th, 10–5pm
Friday 11th, 10–4pm
Wednesday 16th, 2–5pm
Thursday 17th, 10–5pm
Friday 18th, 10–4pm
Thursday 24th, 10–5pm

Friday 25th, 10–4pm

November

Wednesday 20th, 2–5pm
Thursday 21st, 10–5pm
Friday 22nd, 10–4pm
Saturday 23rd – Snowgum Performance, 10am–5pm

This exhibition is the first of three presentations of Skittish which form an overall project of the same name. In each of the three exhibitions, a different sculptor will be selected to exhibit alongside Watts. Following Spacex, the exhibition will tour to Vane, Newcastle (31 October–14 December 2013) and The Tetley, Leeds (2014). The tour will culminate with a symposium at The Tetley. A publication will accompany the project.

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