Bosse & Baum present ‘Digesting the Devoured’ Lauren Kelly’s biggest solo exhibition to date in a film studio space in Kings Cross, which showcases new site-specific commissions of large-scale sculpture that will expand to fill the space. The winner of The International Women’s Erotic Art Prize 2013 works with sculpture and installation, focusing on investigating the power of fetish. Influenced by Eva Hesse’s and Louise Bourgeois’ interest in bodily forms, Kelly’s work flirts with ideas of fertility and fecundity, while her repetitive forms allude to body parts.
The monumentality of scale in her work and its enveloping presence urges you to walk amongst it, whilst the smaller nipple and phallic-like sculptures seduce you to want to touch and squeeze them. Kelly works with a multitude of materials on an ambitious scale creating a visual delight of welded steel structures and soft fabrics, which recall flesh tones, bringing out the nakedness of the metals.
Have a read of how Lauren made Digesting the Devoured and to see the piece in the flesh, get yourself to the ground floor at 25-29 Field Street, London WC1 X9DA