Lauren Keeley’s work blends digital methods of production with an artisan sensibility to explore representation and image-making both historically and in the digital age. The smooth veneer of the digital is purposefully contrasted with a richness of materials and physical processes.
Keeley will create a dream space. Four large scale works in relief set the scene across the booth walls, depicting a series of sleeping figures on daybeds within a decorated room. Each figure’s dream unfolds across the architectural space above their slumbering body — these posed interiors with surreal extensions playing upon the idea of conscious composure versus one’s unconscious wilderness. On the floorspace, a series of bespoke day beds will be positioned. Exact matches in both scale and material to those depicted in the reliefs, yet with subtle outlines of sleeping figures woven into the upholstered surface. The beds act as direct extensions to the paintings, whilst also inviting the viewer to recline amongst the scene. The third part of the presentation takes the form of a book.