“It is political to talk about being a woman who is unashamedly insatiable.”
Lindsey Mendick creates installations centred on her skilled work in ceramics. Her autobiographical works are often confessional, referencing the horrors and emotions of adolescence while narrating her experience as a female artist. Drawing from classical painting, mythical women and pop culture iconography, her gothic-like work tells a defiant story that is at once both vulnerable and resilient.
As Mendick describes of her artistic influences, “I’m utterly obsessed by both the fake and simulation tourist attractions such as London Dungeon and Las Vegas. I feel such an unadulterated pleasure when I see the pains that people go to to achieve an authentic fake. In much of my work, I use simulacra and simulation to create set-like theatrical installations that attempt to suspend the viewers disbelief and bring them physically into the narrative. My replicas are labours of love to the items or moments that they try to emulate and celebrate. I believe that certain objects and imagery can so perfectly encapsulate a time and a place or an emotion.”
Lindsey Mendick (b. 1987, London, UK) received an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London.
She is the recipient of the Alexandra Reinhardt memorial award 2019 and was selected for Jerwood Survey 2019. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include: The Yellow Wallpaper, Eastside Projects (2020); The Ex- Files, Castor Projects, London (2019); PROUDICK, Hannah Barry Gallery, London (2018); The Turnpike Pottery, The Turnpike Leigh; Perfectly Ripe, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2018); Jamie Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Mendick, Vitrine, Basel (2018); She’s Really Nice When You Get To Know Her, Visual Arts Center, Austin, Texas (2016); Girls (with Rebecca Gould) as part of Periclo, Oriel Wrexham, Wales (2015); Hot Flush, STCFTHOTS, Leeds (2015); Lindsey Mendick and Lynn Fulton, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham (2015).
She has previously been commissioned to make new projects that included ceramic workshops at Kunstraum, London; The Turnpike Pottery, Leigh and for the Cheltenham Council.
Lindsey Mendick’s unique, virtual studio visit will run approximately 1 hour. The visit will consist of the following:
Teleconference in to Mendick’s studio. She will discuss her work, such as upcoming, current and past exhibitions and projects, and some influences related to her artistic practice, conceptual framework and process.
You might view some documentation, videos, readings, or do some remote desktop sharing related to her work or ongoing research. Take a look at her workspace and perhaps even some works in progress.
In response to Covid-19 and following government advice, all studio visits will be virtual until further notice and prices have been adjusted accordingly. After selecting your studio visit date and time and upon your Booking Request being accepted by the artist, you will receive an email with a unique link to Google Hangouts, Skype or Zoom where Lindsey Mendick will be hosting her live virtual studio visit with you.
Cancellation policy – Any studio visit can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the studio visit starts.
Please note, Booking Requests may take up to 48 hours for confirmation by the artist. Your payment will not be taken until your Booking Request is confirmed. If you would like to make a Booking that will take place within 48 hours, you may do so however it is at the discretion of the artist to confirm in time.