Laura Aldridge

I want to tell you things, 2014

£40

Risograph print
Edition of 80 + 20 APs
42 x 29.7 cm
Signed and numbered by the artist on reverse
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About the artwork 

British artist Laura Aldridge often uses tactile materials and imagery that are heavily desirable to the viewer, heightening ones desire to touch. In this colourful print, the artist uses an image of her own beloved cat ‘Pom Pom’ set across a tie dyed background emblazoned with the word ‘LOVE’.

About the artist

Laura Aldridge’s work moves freely between wall-based reliefs and sculptural installations, playing on the abilities of ‘collage’ to operate in two and three-dimensions. Her works use fabric, images (both photographic and silk-screened) and found objects to create installations that the artist describes as ‘expanded collage’. She often arranges elements of her works upon tables, low plinths or across gallery walls to bring ‘things’ together so that they might coalesce as a whole.

Aldridge (b. 1978, Frimley; lives and works in Glasgow). Recent solo exhibitions include Macedonia, Skopje, Museum Of Contemporary Art (2019); Bosnia, Banja Luka, Museum of Contemporary Art of Republic of Srpska (2019); Kosovo, Pristina, National Gallery (2019); Serbia, Novi Sad, Gallery of Matica Srpska (2018); Montenegro, Cetinje, Montenegrin Art Gallery (2018); In a sense of place, Ireland, Drogheda, Highlanes Gallery (2016); Passerelle, Brest (2015), Tramway, Glasgow (2015), Studio Voltaire at Sunday Art Fair (2014) and Studio Voltaire (2011). The artist is represented by Koppe Astner, Glasgow.

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.