Works with MDF
15 September - 23 October 2010
Annely Juda Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Lesley
Foxcroft in a solo show in
the third level galleries.
The works are created in MDF, each consisting of four
elements, or a multiple
thereof. Foxcroft’s use of this ordinary product, made from the deconstruction
of different kinds of wood
and fibres, rather than, for example, steel, bronze or marble, is an integral
part of her expression as a
whole: “I like the idea that the uncomplicated has a purpose: that the
does not give a sculpture its
value, it is the artist that does”.
Foxcroft renders this hard-edged material into pure delicate forms, resulting
in ascetic and ethereal sculptures. The works can be seen as both structure and
adornment within the gallery space,
yet they are neither. Buttressed against floor and wall, they have a force and
which are reminiscent of the power exuded by the structural elements of architectural
The viewer experiences the works within the space, rather than confronts them.
Simple, poised and silent, they provide an interesting conversation with the
forms in the concurrent
show by David Nash in the 4th floor galleries.
Lesley Foxcroft studied at Camberwell School of Fine Art and has had numerous
solo and group shows throughout the UK and Europe from 1974 onwards. Her previous
solo show with Annely
Juda Fine Art, Combination, was exhibited in 2004.