b. 1968, UK; lives and works in London 2002-2004 Goldsmiths College, London, MA 1987-1990 Loughborough University School of Art and Design, BA Laura White’s practice is an interdisciplinary one embracing...
2002-2004 Goldsmiths College, London, MA 1987-1990 Loughborough University School of Art and Design, BA
Laura White’s practice is an interdisciplinary one embracing sculpture, drawing, photography, writing and curating. She explains that she “focuses on a negotiation with the world of ‘stuff’; interactions with materials and objects exploring ideas of value, profile, association, meaning and behaviour.”
For Cure3 White has carried on a series of works examining “the wear and tear and ultimate demise of material things” where she challenges familiar ceramic materials and processes. In Fitting Break, she exploits the conflicting properties of malleable clay and hard, brittle ceramics. White manipulates the ceramics as if it were clay, breaking it into new shapes; a process whereby the resistance of the hard material is brought into play in the final outcome. The coloured silicone rubber coating, used by the artist instead of the fired glaze it visually resembles, holds the piece together. The sculpture lays bare its vulnerability in the hands of a greater destructive force applied by the artist. Fitting Break (created during lockdown) seems to sit uncomfortably and rebelliously within the Perspex cube (which she sees integral to the piece), pushing against its walls in a way that makes this piece a particularly fitting contribution to the Cure3 project at this strange moment in time.
www.laura-white.co.uk www.tenderfoot.co.uk Portrait courtesy the Artist