Lizzie Watts (b. 1992 in Southampton, UK) lives and works in Glasgow, UK. Watts’ work spans sculpture, installation, performance and moving image. Grotesque and kitchy sensibilities are utilised to explore ideas of collecting and hoarding. In her work the murky boundary between ourselves and the outside is compromised further through what she calls ‘ecologies of intimate objects’. In performance and collaborative work she has brought these styles into conversation with historical and sight specific research. Since travelling and working around the UK her work has become increasingly interested in folk-lore and the affective and magical properties of local geographies.
Group exhibitions and performances include: WITH KIN, Melbury Abbas, UK (2017); BAESquit, benovelant association of excellent solutions, London UK (2017); Thames Whale 10th Anniversary Memorial March, London UK (2016).
For more information visit www.lizziewatts.info.
Bryony Rose, Frank Polatch, George Ridgway, Jessie Whiteley, Lewis Prosser, Lilian Ptáček, Lizzie Watts, and Megan Jones
Say What I Am Called
Say What I Am Called takes inspiration from the riddling culture of the Middle Ages to re-engage our delight in paradox, inversion and the unexpected.
At a time when boundaries are either being created or reinforced it seems more relevant than ever to parody and subvert systems of control. Come and navigate an interactive sculpture garden dominated by large obstacles and carefully crafted moments of intimacy: oil paintings encased within aluminium structures; screen-printed banners adorning the walls, ceramic mementos amidst the debris and digital avatars will guide you on your journey.
Supported by WAVEparticle as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces, by Glasgow City Council through the Visual Artist & Craft Makers Award and The Eaton Fund.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon & Tue, 12 noon – 6pm
Wed & Thu, 4pm – 7pm
Fri – Sun, 12 noon – 6pm