The first major UK solo show and a new commission by artist Lucy Stein. Comprising a new series of coffin-scale paintings, deities carved from soap, and a fully functioning, hand-painted wet room. Building on a lasting engagement with goddess culture, witchcraft and idea of the ‘anima’, the exhibition is based on Stein’s research into the ancient, womb-like Neolithic passages unique to West Cornwall.
Lucy Stein (b. 1979, Oxford, UK, based in St. Just, Cornwall) studied at the Glasgow School of Art, and later at De Ateliers, in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include £10.66, Palette Terre, Paris (2018); KNOCKERS, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich (2018); Crying the Neck, NICC Brussels (with Nina Royle) (2017); On Celticity (organised with Paola Clerico), Rodeo Gallery, London (2016); Moonblood/Bloodmoon at Galerie Gregor Staiger (2015); Retention (with Shana Moulton), Gimpel Fils, London; Big Farmer, Piper Keys, London (both 2014). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Bonington Gallery, Nottingham (2019), Mendes Wood DM, Brussels; Tate St Ives (both 2018); Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels; TULCA festival, Galway, Newlyn Gallery, Penzance (all 2017); Union Pacific, London; Le Bourgeoise, London (2016); UKS, Oslo, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles (2015); Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; and The Approach, London (both 2014). In 2017 she co-organised Fuck you where’s my Suger, a two-day festival celebrating depression and hysteria at Cafe Oto in London with Mark Harwood. In 2016 she co-curated NEO-PAGAN BITCH-WITCH! at Evelyn Yard, London with France-Lise McGurn. In 2015 she organised the multimedia performance event The Wise Wound at Tate St Ives and Porthmeor studios.