Lauren Gault presents a lecture on her relative, self-educated scientist and explorer Martha Craig, whose 1907 science-fiction novel, The Men of Mars, and visionary ideas about physics have formed the basis for the exhibition.
Lauren Gault is a Glasgow-based artist born in Belfast. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. Recent solo exhibitions include: Kantine, Brussels; The Workbench, Milan; Grand Union, Birmingham (all 2019); CCA Derry~Londonderry (2018); Prairie Underground, Seattle (2017); Rinomina, Paris (2016). Her work has been featured at Glasgow International (with Sarah Rose, 2018); ØY Festival, Papa Westray, Orkney; Baltic 39, Newcastle (all 2017); Glasgow International (2016); Frutta, Rome; Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh; CCA Glasgow (all 2015); SALTS, Basel (2014).
This event accompanies Lauren Gault's exhibition C I T H R A, which features new sculptures made from materials as diverse as polished horn, blown glass, pumped air, light, and water, and explore the transitions between different states of matter and non-human time scales, while also addressing the ethical and political implications of our everyday interactions with the environment.
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