Installation view from Plane/Potty by Peter Bradley and Laura Angell curated by Stephan Roche for 126 Gallery, Galway, Ireland.
Laura Angell is a Galway-based artist from Sheffield. Her work/obsession/raison d’etre is manifested via multidisciplinary installations using images and handmade objects (largely textile) to tell an intended narrative.
The work focuses on failure, status, success, and anxiety; exploring Society’s psychological concerns and examining subject matter we may not want to talk about- secrets, lies, shame and fear. Describing herself as an emotional flasher, the essence of Laura’s work is the juxtaposition of darkness and humour she employs to navigate and dissect these emotive themes.
In order to represent these conditions Laura doctors, interferes and intervenes; bringing the carefully selected images to a visual and tactile conclusion that is sometimes as intended and sometimes unexpected. Her working methods are labour intensive, compulsive, repetitive and obsessive. These methods can be likened to a coping mechanism. The process of making becomes as important as the work itself; laced with repetition and recurrent symbols taking on myriad interpretations. Stitches are straight and controlled reflecting the compulsive nature of the Artist and her practice. The produce is both the cause and the fruit of her compulsion.
Upcoming show- Awkward Position @Some Great Reward, Leeds UK Opening the 8th November and running till 31st Dec.
Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain.