LondonLesley Foxcroft: Works for 2020
Annely Juda Fine Art presents an exhibition of recent work by Lesley Foxcroft.
Foxcroft uses simple and everyday materials such as MDF, rubber, paper and card to make works that are sculptural in nature, yet often are wall mounted and very much rooted in their surroundings; responding to the corner of a room, ceiling or floor. Utilitarian and minimal in appearance, the artist’s use of simple materials diminishes interpretative interference and allow form to take precedence.
Foxcroft’s works can be described as drawing in space; the straight line of MDF, for example, in lieu of the pencil line on paper. Materials are sensitively layered to create a more sculptural presence and the muted colours (which can be seen as an absence of colour) make for subtle, minimal works with a quiet resonance.
More recent works, such as those in Works for 2020, incorporate galvanized steel that is thin enough to bend and manipulate to a point, as with the thin MDF sheeting. The surface creating a contrast with the dense matt surface of the MDF.
Lesley Foxcroft was born in 1949 in Sheffield. Studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts between 1970-1974. Lives and works near London with her husband, the artist Alan Charlton.
Courtesy of the artist and Annely Juda Fine Art, London