17 January–24 February
Lucy Whitford (born 1980, London, UK). Whitford is a sculptor who works with natural materials including fired and unfired clay, wood and ink, as well as man-made materials such as plaster, concrete, steel or cloth, exploring their sensory characteristics, mythologies and cultural histories. Challenging the dichotomies between art and craft, her sculptures explore organic forms and patterns, physical forces such as entropy and gravity, and qualities such as light and weight. Her inspiration comes from a poetically conceived internal world, and her treatment of materials displays an acute sensitivity to the ways in which they function according to their own rules, while maintaining points of contact with the world beyond. The influence of dance and choreography in her work is visible in the dynamic ways in which she installs her works in relation to one another and to the space they occupy.