Annely Juda Fine Art is delighted to present an exhibition of recent work by Lesley Foxcroft which runs from 16th January – 22nd February 2020.
Foxcroft uses simple and everyday materials such as MDF, rubber, paper and card to make works that are sculptural in nature, yet often are wall mounted and very much rooted in their surroundings; responding to the corner of a room, ceiling or floor. Utilitarian and minimal in appearance, the artist’s use of simple materials diminishes interpretative interference and allow form to take precedence.
Foxcroft’s works can be described as drawing in space; the straight line of MDF, for example, in lieu of the pencil line on paper. Materials are sensitively layered to create a more sculptural presence and the muted colours (which can be seen as an absence of colour) make for subtle, minimal works with a quiet resonance.
More recent works, such as those in Works for 2020, incorporate galvanized steel that is thin enough to bend and manipulate to a point, as with the thin MDF sheeting; the surface creating a contrast with the dense matt surface of the MDF.