Elizabeth Hudson (b. 1990 in High Wycombe, England) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Hudson’s sculptural installations and interventions combine absurdity with the suggestive potential of materials, in order to interrogate details within systems that have wider implications for society and its power structures.
From banana-shaped iron railing finials that posit populist political upheavals such as Brexit as responses to a coercive habitual environment to the mapping of personal and political power hierarchies through stolen hair, Hudson creates playful mythologies of the mundane.
Solo shows include: Glint, Glasgow Project Room, Trongate 103, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Logic may indeed be unshakeable, Intermedia, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland (2016); Power Cut, Bocs Celf, Caernarfon, Wales (2015).
Group exhibitions include: BE Festival, REP Theatre, Birmingham, England (2017); Keir Street Kitchen, Glasgow Open House, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Costume & Song Joust, Supernormal Festival, Oxfordshire, England (2016); Penumbra, A.P.T Gallery, London, England (2014); My Head is an Animal, South Square Gallery, Bradford, England (2013/14); Miniworks II, Schillerpalais, Berlin, Germany (2011).
For more information visit elizabethudson.com.
Elizabeth Hudson, Tim Sandys and Bobby Sayers
Tilting at Windmills
Bobby Sayers, Elizabeth Hudson and Tim Sandys are Glasgow-based artists working in the field of sculpture who share an interest in the public realm. Tilting at Windmills — a title taken from a novel by Miguel de Cervantes about a man who believes he is a knight — is an oblique reflection on the stories a city tells, from the official to the subversive. The artists’ works slip between voices of authority, community and anarchy, extending the present situation back to the medieval tussles where it all began.
This project, a playful combination of sculpture, installation and live performance, is aimed at children as well as all adults. It shares the hidden knowledge held by the powers that be, but also by the people who live and work in the city, through a play that deals with Community Purchase Orders and sculptural pieces that explore the transmission of city branding. Viewers can even take part in the closing event, a quasi-officious anarchic trolley joust — or tilt.
Tilting at Windmills is supported by Glasgow City Council Stalled Spaces and is part of the ongoing programme of temporary exhibitions and events that WAVEparticle facilitates as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
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