Andrew Lacon

Agalmatophilia, William Cooper

Published BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Curator’s Blog
September 2013

[.]Across the gallery Andrew Lacon is experimenting with what we can logically call a photograph. Playing with traditional ideas of the medium – its printing techniques, hanging methods and ability to disseminate information – Lacon has installed a series of aluminium sculpturespaintingsphotographs, wall pieces. Their forms are taken from the bleached out reproductions of friezes from the British Museum’s vast collection, shared with the public in the late c.19th in great portfolios given to regional libraries. These near mono-chrome works create a serine environment; it almost feels like walking through an idea of a photograph, a waking dream, shapes feel familiar but distant at the same time.[.]

© William Cooper / BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art