“Abjection is above all ambiguity. Because, while releasing a hold, it does not radically cut off the subject from what threatens it - on the contrary, abjection acknowledges it to be in perpetual danger.”
Julia Kristeva, Powers of Horror: an Essay on Abjection, 1980
Workplace London is delighted to announce a solo presentation of Laura Lancaster’s new paintings, ‘Shapeshifter’, that runs concurrently with her exhibition at the New Art Gallery Walsall. Lancaster’s dense grayscale paintings take further her ongoing investigation of the uncanny and the abject - both concepts preoccupied with the idea of the boundary and the blurring and destabilisation of the categories it creates - and their relationship to aesthetics.