AA2A Artist

Lawrence Epps

Year:
2022-23
Project summary:

Lawrence Epps is an artist exploring the collective attribution of value to objects, processes and people. His works works are tactile and seductive, made predominantly in ceramics, but he has become known for playfully redrawing the rules in which is artworks are accessed, causing both delight and frustration in audiences as they wrestle with the process of having or not having an artwork, occasionally causing mayhem in the gallery.

His recent installations focus on redressing power dynamics: drawing attention to hidden biases, notions of success and the nature of chance. HIs practice ranges from traditional ceramic processes such as terracotta extrusion in brick manufacturing plants to adapted fairground machines, moving image and app-design.

Epps’ 2019 residency at Jingdezhen International Studio in China, developed into Accolade: a collaboration with statistician (and ‘national treasure’) Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, to make an intricate work of chance (slumped ceramic trophies, an iPad app, £2000 of gold bullion and a sushi conveyor belt) which confronts societal biases to re-leval the playing field.

Epps is planing on using the Future Lab, mould making, wood construction workshop, digital facilities and lecture programme to figure out the details of a new project involving mould making, waste, extrusion and sound.

Solo exhibitions include: AGAIN at Firstsite, Colchester, 2015; The Shit Job Machine at the The Front Room, Cambridge, 2014; Take Stock, a pavilion at the 2013 British Ceramics Biennial. Group exhibitions include: A Taste of Ceramics, Taoxichuan Gallery, China, 2019; HOOKED, Science Gallery London, 2018; States of Play at Humber Street Gallery, Hull, 2017; the British Ceramics Biennial 2019, 2015 and 2011; Body Double at Meijer Sculpture Park, USA, 2012; FutureEverything at MOSI, Manchester, 2012; interventions in London, Manchester and Stoke 2012. Residencies include Jingdezhen International Studio, China, The European Ceramic Work Centre, Holland, Brownhills Clay Quarry and Ibstock Bricks.

Epps' work is in the collections of Crafts Council and Fitzwilliam Museum.

www.lawrenceepps.com 

Lawrence Epps is an artist exploring the collective attribution of value to objects, processes and people. His works works are tactile and seductive, made predominantly in ceramics, but he has become known for playfully redrawing the rules in which is artworks are accessed, causing both delight and frustration in audiences as they wrestle with the process of having or not having an artwork, occasionally causing mayhem in the gallery.

His recent installations focus on redressing power dynamics: drawing attention to hidden biases, notions of success and the nature of chance. HIs practice ranges from traditional ceramic processes such as terracotta extrusion in brick manufacturing plants to adapted fairground machines, moving image and app-design.

Epps’ 2019 residency at Jingdezhen International Studio in China, developed into Accolade: a collaboration with statistician (and ‘national treasure’) Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, to make an intricate work of chance (slumped ceramic trophies, an iPad app, £2000 of gold bullion and a sushi conveyor belt) which confronts societal biases to re-leval the playing field.

Epps is planing on using the Future Lab, mould making, wood construction workshop, digital facilities and lecture programme to figure out the details of a new project involving mould making, waste, extrusion and sound.

Solo exhibitions include: AGAIN at Firstsite, Colchester, 2015; The Shit Job Machine at the The Front Room, Cambridge, 2014; Take Stock, a pavilion at the 2013 British Ceramics Biennial. Group exhibitions include: A Taste of Ceramics, Taoxichuan Gallery, China, 2019; HOOKED, Science Gallery London, 2018; States of Play at Humber Street Gallery, Hull, 2017; the British Ceramics Biennial 2019, 2015 and 2011; Body Double at Meijer Sculpture Park, USA, 2012; FutureEverything at MOSI, Manchester, 2012; interventions in London, Manchester and Stoke 2012. Residencies include Jingdezhen International Studio, China, The European Ceramic Work Centre, Holland, Brownhills Clay Quarry and Ibstock Bricks.

Epps' work is in the collections of Crafts Council and Fitzwilliam Museum.

www.lawrenceepps.com 

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