drye eyes, Grand Union, 2019

photos Patrick Dandy

drye eyes comprises a series of sculptural moments and objects. This new body of work explores potential and the ‘in-between’ state through an eclectic mix of substances. These included blown and scientific glass, pressure adjusted water, welded PVC, cast gel, dry stitched neoprene, salt dough and collapsed foam.

At the core of Lauren’s practice is thinking around material potential, prolongevity and agency: where and how does matter move, collapse and re-emerge? Lauren refers to an opened-ended nature of material – its capacity to deviate from the present and allude to the past or potential future. What can we learn from these occurrences and material encounters more broadly – ecologically, politically, personally?

Alongside the exhibition there was a public programme responding to the work involving artists and musicians through writing, performance and conversation.