The Skinny Showcase: Lauren Gault
Lauren Gault is (currently) a Dundee based artist, who graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2008. Since then Lauren has been very busy, completing residencies at Scottish Sculpture Workshop and Glasgow Studio Warehouse, and appearing in group shows all over Scotland. She is currently Chair of Generator Projects, an artist-run gallery in Dundee.
Gault's practice – mainly sculptural installation and video – is governed by an interest in the realm beyond instinct. Readings of Lacan and Girard are utilised as a tool in decoding phenomena such as mimesis and unexplained behaviours that do not seem to correspond to any logical or natural order. Gault broadens and thickens these new chains of metaphorical imagery with Biblical analogy, literature, to create a succinct, instinctive language for an expansive field of inquiry. She aims to meld and form layers of imagery and referencing into sculptural object and video, making symbolic containments for the void. Objects are used as tools and props, relating to each other in sculptural parable. The subject deemed to be indefinable by object or symbol is irreverently addressed in playful delineations of research-based practice.