There’s a certain slippiness. An uncomfortable eroticism between textures, products, fashion and style. An associative membrane or mood board of shapes, smells, forms and materials. A golden shower of aromas, sensitivities and tastes, sweating with femininity, sexuality and sensation.
Girl on Girl features new work by London based artist, stylist and art director Lara Angol; One Thoresby Street artist Rebecca Ounstead; and London based artist Samara Scott.
Based in London, artist and art director Lara Angol (B. 1988) creates both abstract and documentary still life imagery celebrating the tactility and aesthetics of ordinary objects. A London College of Fashion MA graduate, Lara currently works full-time as the online content curator for a large retail brand. In her spare time, Lara frequently works in collaboration with small clothing brands and new designers to create still life campaigns that balance the themes in her personal work with commerciality and product placement.
One Thoresby Street artist Rebecca Ounstead (b. 1989) is a recent graduate from Nottingham Trent University. She has recently exhibited at Surface Gallery and the Nottingham Castle Annual Open. Ounstead is one of four One Thoresby Street artists each selected to take part in a intensive one week residency at Unit 7 studios in Glasgow (May 2013), alongside selected artists from artist-run spaces based in Bristol, London and Glasgow. The resulting exhibition will tour from Glasgow to Nottingham, Bristol and London in November 2013.
Samara Scott (b.1985, UK) lives and works in London. A graduate of The Royal College of Art in 2011, recent exhibitions have taken place at Arts&Jobs, London; Seventeen Gallery, London; Rowing, London; HD projects, New York; LVL3, Chicago; bubblebyte.org, Sleeping Upright.com; Luckypdf tv at Freize, london; The Drawing Room, London; the Folkestone Biennale and The Sunday Painter, London.
Samara Scott’s orchestrated narrative, digests objects from both art and design perspectives; soft edges and semi-undressed sediments are a lasagna of plastic nostalgia, space becomes a warm cleavage frustrated with exclamation marks and slurred pauses.
* 2 MAY: ARTNOT LATES / 7pm – 10pm www.artnot.co.uk
A late night opening of Nottingham based arts venues featuring A performance choreographed by Rebecca Ounstead in the Attic at One Thoresby Street