Sex in the Afternoon
8 September – 23 October 2011
Tony’s is pleased to present a solo exhibition by the British artist Debbie Lawson. The exhibition will feature an extensive collection of inlaid wooden panels and carpet sculptures.
Lawsonâ€™s work is included in a number of prominent collections such as that of the House of Lords, the Saatchi Gallery, Mario Testino and the University of the Arts London. She has recently shown work alongside Jeff Koons, Gary Hume and Grayson Perry in â€˜Contemporary Eye: Crossoversâ€™ at Pallant House Gallery, and is currently showing in “Ha Ha Road”, at QUAD Derby, alongside Pipilotti Rist, Bedwyr Williams and Erwin Wurm. Born in Dundee, Lawson graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2004 with an MA in Sculpture and now lives and works in east London.
Lawsonâ€™s work often makes dreamlike landscapes out of domestic furnishings and she explains them as holding “a sense of domestic psychodrama, where often disparate household objects collide with each other or explode, creating a sort of animated hybrid that has a quietly sinister inner life and aspirations to be bigger than itselfâ€. Her inlaid wooden panels take you on a journey through the psychological landscape of the public and private interior, sometimes unearthing intimate and shocking secrets that have been sublimated into the patina of daily life.
Recent solo shows include: Our House at the McManus Galleries, Dundee, supported by the Scottish Arts Council; Living Rooms at Nordisk Kunst Plattform, Norway, supported by the British Council; and Chairway To Heaven at The Economist Plaza, commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society. Forthcoming shows include Metafigura, part of the Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
To find out more about Debbie Lawson and her work, visit the website www.nettiehorn.com