20/01/2023 - 04/03/2023
Contemporary - Painting
Laura Lancaster & Rachel Lancaster - Cadence
Workplace is delighted to present Cadence - an exhibition of new paintings by Newcastle based artists Laura Lancaster and Rachel Lancaster that extends each artists' preoccupation with ambiguous found imagery as a catalyst for heightened dramatic states. This exhibition will be the first to exhibit the work of the identical twin sisters in direct relation to one another.
Though identical 'mirror' twins, who share a studio in Newcastle, Rachel and Laura Lancaster have both developed distinct strategies for making work.
Laura Lancaster prepares for painting through an analytical investigation of the structure and composition of her chosen image which she then crops, photocopies and makes drawings of to distance her work from its source.
Rachel Lancaster isolates imagery that she finds in popular culture such as video, TV and from her own photographs of objects. The artist is indebted to the painterly tradition of still life, and in particular vanitas works - symbolic still lifes that communicate earthly transience and the inevitability of death.
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