Lesley Yendell: Transposer 20 Mar - 5 May 2012
Transposer: to alter the positions of; interchange, as words in a sentence; put into a different order.
Spoons have been a recurring image within Yendell’s work, their association with food, comfort, sustenance, nurture, love and as an instrument of measure have given them multifaceted meanings. As a choice of subject matter they reflect an awareness of the intrinsically human-scaled design of the objects with which we surround ourselves.
This exhibition focuses on the large scale reproduction of teaspoons, treated in a variety of ways, receiving projections, some cradling inside others and interacting with the gallery space. The artist converts this everyday object into an artefact to be considered anew through a transformation in scale, use of ‘natural’ materials and removal of the object’s function. The object distanced from reality, introduces itself into a poetic universe of its own. Drawing also plays an important part in the development of Yendell’s work and her large sculptural pieces are accompanied by intricate project drawings realized in Chinese ink with elements of collage.
“I hope in the end that my work offers a discourse where humour and tenderness does not impede its effectiveness” – Lesley Yendell
About: Lesley Yendell is an English sculptor, originally from Leeds, and now based in Barcelona. She has completed residencies in Spain, France, and Northern Ireland, and has been awarded ‘ART FAD silver prize’ and ‘Visual Arts Fellow’ in the UK, as well as a scholarship from the University of Barcelona. Her work is represented in various public and private collections including Craigavon Borough Council.
Creative Craigavon Video with Yendell Installation