Leonora by Lucy Skaer

The title of the installation comes from an encounter between Skaer and the ninety-year-old surrealist artist, Leonora Carrington, who was visited by the artist at her home in Mexico City in 2006.

Details

Medium:
Various including permanent marker on paper, wood, 16mm film
Dimensions:
Variable
Art Fund grant:
£13,000 ( Total: £35,998)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
Private vendor

Consisting of four elements, a substantial drawing, a short, silent 16mm film and two wooden three dimensional forms, 'Leonora' invites the viewer into an uncertain and somewhat irrational world of past and present, presence and absence, corporeal and non-corporeal. The artist lives and works in Glasgow and therefore the Hunterian is particularly pleased to have been able to acquire this installation which is one of the most significant works in the developing practice of an artist with a growing international reputation.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, GLASGOW Strathclyde G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221 www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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