Lauren Li Porter’s debut solo exhibition of mixed media work launches on 12th May 2015 and will run until the end of June. This is the second in a series of shows planned for Graven’s Pavement Gallery following the success of ‘No Line No Wave’ by Briggs & Cole.
BUILDINGS AND FOOD brings together 12 new prints and 2 animated works featuring Li Porter’s favourite foods and views of Glasgow.
Glasgow based Architectural Designer and Illustrator Lauren Li Porter’s work spans across hand drawing, digital illustration and animation, and is heavily informed by her Architectural training having studied at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles and the Mackintosh School of Architecture, where she has also taught on the subject of Drawing and Narrative.
Her work has been featured by publications including the Architectural Review and Blueprint and she is the winner of the 2012 W O Hutcheson award for drawing.
The exhibition is kindly sponsored by Drygate Brewery. Colin Johnston, Drygate Operations Director says “Lauren’s contribution to the design of the Drygate Brewery was instrumental. From conceptual design to final fit her artistic eye, innovative interior designs and material selection has given us a contemporary space to be proud of. We are very happy to be supporting her work.”
Lauren Li Porter says “Glasgow’s variety and density of urban character is what make it such an interesting subject. The ‘Building’ drawing series is a very selective record binding together recognisable Glasgow landmarks, everyday activity and industrial debris from diverse source material; views drawn from life, old photographs and features transplanted in from elsewhere.
The Food series collects all my current favourite meals into a colourful taster menu that plays off against the intricate line drawings in the rest of the show.”
The exhibition will be hosted in the floor-to-ceiling windows of Graven’s studio at the old Herald Building, allowing passers-by to view them whilst on the move.
Ross Hunter, Director of Graven Images, said: “We want Pavement Gallery to support diverse talent. Lauren’s wide-ranging skills, her energy and humour are what we love. Nearly all of our work is about buildings and food! Graven has always promoted thoughtful creativity as an important part of Scottish culture and we think this will be a great show.”
There is a limited run of 25 A1 screen prints, and a range of digital prints made to order. All work bar the animations are available to purchase, from www.laurenliporter.tictail.com ranging from £60 – £125. Sales enquiries should be directed to [email protected]. Graven is located at 175 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1RU.