4 October – 27 October 2012
Private View: 4th October 2012 (6-9pm)
Can a dehumidifier provide enough moisture to keep the plants in a flowerbed alive?
This is the question that forms the starting point for We Florists and it is one that will be answered from 4 – 27 October at A Brooks Art. During this time a flowerbed and two dehumidifiers will occupy the gallery. While the gallery is open these dehumidifiers will take moisture from the air and drain this directly into the soil.
We Florists is a site-specific response to the history of 194 -196 Hoxton Street and particularly its previous role as a florist. In this case visitors to the gallery have contributed all the flowers and plants used. The arrangement of the flowers has been made by Mark Brooks who ran this space as a florist before it became a gallery.
A publication documenting the progress of We Florists will be available from A Brooks Art once the exhibition has finished.
Lawrence Daley’s practice is concerned with creating a dialogue between the object and the place in which it is displayed. His work is site specific and is produced in response to characteristics of the place in which it will be shown. As a result it will vary from location to location. However despite the variable quality of his work it can be typified by an attempt to invigorate the perception of our immediate surroundings. In this regard his use of commonplace objects is a key feature. By presenting objects we are familiar with in untypical situations he invites us to reappraise how we respond and interact with our environment.
Lawrence Daley is a UK based artist and has shown work regularly across the UK including Departure Gallery, the South Square centre and the Waterfront Gallery. He is currently completing an MA in Fine Art at the University of Brighton.
Artist Talk with Lawrence Daley and Dr Megha Rajguru 11th October 2012 6.30-7.30pm
Just what sort of impact does art have on us? Can it change how we perceive the world around us? Or is it just a trivial distraction providing a momentary break from more pressing concerns. Lawrence Daley and Dr Megha Rajguru will discuss these issues in relation to A Brooks Art current exhibition We Florists. This is an open discussion to which you are invited to attend and also share your opinions. This event is free of charge but please book your place as we have limited availability. (Book a ticket here.)
Dr Megha Rajguru is a practicing artist, researcher and an academic and lectures in Fine Art at the University of Brighton on the MA Fine Art programme.
This event is free but booking is required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.Download Press Release
Update: see some of the lovely people who brought their plants along to be included in the exhibition – click here.