Rachel, Peter, Caitlin, John
A Project by Lucy Skaer
Experimental new work from acclaimed Turner Prize finalist
Location One is proud to present important new work in 16mm film and sculpture
from Lucy Skaer, the young Scottish artist shortlisted for the 2009 Turner
Prize and recently featured at the Venice Biennale and the Berlin Biennial.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 6–8 PM
DATES: 16 September – 16 October 2010
HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday 12–6 PM
Artist Talk: Friday, Sept 24, 2010, 7pm
with Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, Whitney Museum
Skaer’s practice explores the relationship between viewer and image, altering
normal processes of interpretation to create ruptures between what is seen
and what is understood. Her new work comprises 16mm films depicting important
cultural artifacts from different periods of time. Skaer physically alters the film prints to
create voids and effects that intervene on both the timeline and the picture. Accompanying
the films are sculptures that correspond both to the qualities of the original artifacts and
her interruptions in the film.
Gilda Williams, Editor for Contemporary Art at Phaidon Press, London and correspondent
for Artforum, says about Skaer: “everything is in a perpetual state of instability and in-
betweeness”. Lucy uses a remarkable intellect and extraordinary skills to create rules in
order to break their inner logic, challenging the viewer to question traditional ways of
This is Skaer’s first solo project in New York. The work was developed during Skaer’s
recently concluded year as an international fellow at Location One.
About the Artist: Lucy Skaer is a visual artist working in sculpture, painting, film, video and
installation. Her many international exhibitions include the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 and
the 5th Berlin Biennale in 2008. She is currently showing at Forum 65 at the Carnegie
Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, K21 in Dusseldorf and Elle at the Centre Georges Pompidou.
She works collaboratively with the artist group Henry VIII’s Wives and with Rosalind
Nashashibi as Nashashibi/Skaer. Born in Cambridge in 1975, she holds a BA Hons Fine
Arts from Glasgow School of Art
We are grateful to the International Committee of Location One and The New York
State Council on the Arts, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs for making this exhibition and the artist’s residency
possible. Thanks to media sponsor OneArtWorld.com. Lucy Skaer is represented by doggerfisher, Edinburgh and Murray Guy, New York.