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MARKING TIME

Andrew Bracey and Kate Buckley

General Practice, Lincoln

26th April – 18th May 2024

 

Marking Time is an exhibition by two artists – Andrew Bracey and Kate Buckley- who both have a studio at General Practice. The artworks on show all represent a record of the passing of time, a simultaneous making and marking of time. Both artists use repetitive processes, materials and mark-making to ‘just be’. The artworks represent a contradictory space of denial of and coping with global and personal distresses, difficulties and traumas. For the artists they represent artworks that do not quite fit with their larger practices, but were things that needed to be done, as Buckley says “what does one do when the old ways of doing don’t make sense anymore?!“ Together, they represent a non-verbal dialogue that is not about articulating ‘something’ but rather about ‘being-with’ each other and ‘not-knowing-yet,’ as part of a journey that goes on till it stops, without a planned destination.

 

Kate Buckley is showing (k)not about any thing, a series of five flax and cotton yarn crochet sculptures made over the space of five years. She describes the work as: “making without too much activity, without much material, without the need to look for anything new, making without need of a special place for making, making without being busy with ideas, making without need to show or explain anything, making without any intention other than one little loop followed by another, on repeat, like the ticking of the clock, round and round… pliable becoming rigid, solid yet full of holes… growing so very slowly, tightly looping round in my hands whilst something else is unravelling.”

 

Andrew Bracey has three different works in the show. Over twenty five years he has been making Palette from the left over paint that do not make it onto his actual paintings. Somewhat perversely, it has become the best painting he has made. The other two pieces are works that have developed from Bracey contracting Long COVID that hugely affected his ability to make (or do) anything. Following his doctor's advice, he started to draw for five minutes each day, which soon developed into a system for tracking time. “When I started, the five minutes exhausted me, as of today I barely think of it, becoming something else to fit into daily life; some days I do not manage it, or more likely forget to do it. I am glad I still do it, it is now important to remember what was. A big part of Long COVID is about managing energy. Even now I need to plan my days.”

 

Artist talk with Kerry Langsdale: Saturday 18th May, 2-3:30pm

Artists Andrew Bracey and Kate Buckley will briefly talk about their work in the show and its relation to time, and philosopher Kerry Langdale will introduce the philosophy of time, research into folk concepts of time, and her interdisciplinary work on The Art of Time Project. This will be followed by a conversation between the three, with plenty of opportunities for questions at the end.

 

Kerry Langsdale has recently completed a PhD specialising in the philosophy of time. In 2022 she developed The Art of Time Project, which explores the philosophy of time through the lens of contemporary art. Her practice now lies at the intersection of philosophy and contemporary art, culminating in an ongoing series of artworks and projects that invite viewers to contemplate the nature of time. Grounded in her academic research, Langsdale's artistic projects serve as accessible portals to complex temporal ideas.

 

Artist’s workshop: Saturday 4th May, 2:4pm

Kate and Andrew will share their processes in an afternoon workshop at General Practice. Participants will have the opportunity to making their own pieces and there will be opportunity for informal conversation in response to the exhibition. The workshop is free, but donations towards General Practice are most welcome.

 

Info

Exhibition Title: Marking Time

Where: General Practice, 25 Clasketgate, Lincoln, LN2 1JJ

When: 26th April – 18th May 2024, open Friday 3, 10, 17th May 12-4pm and Saturdays 4th and 18thMay 12-4pm

Private View: 26th April 6-9 pm

Artist talk: 18th May 2-3:30pm

Artist’s workshop: 4th May 2:4pm

Everything is free

Please note General Practice is on the top floor and is only accessed by stairs.

Contact: for further information please contact Andrew on abracey@lincoln.ac.uk

 



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