Lucy Stein & Jo Robertson

18 March – 15 April 2006


Collaborators Lucy Stein and Jo Robertson were keen to spread their Blood'n'Feathers philosophy further in Scotland where the idea was initially conceived and nurtured. For Collective, this manifested itself as a music performance on the opening night and a new series of complementary paintings and collages. The philosophy was based on enthusiasm and a mutual unbridled love of painting, drawing and music but also explores the boundaries between such excitement and anxiety, passion and hysteria, agony and ecstasy.

Lucy and Jo walk a tightrope between spoilt brat joie de vivre and Nietzschian nihilism, trying to negotiate this in a critically aware and reflexive manner. Their paintings try to convey an understanding of the world through a combined interest in anxiety driven existentialism as realised in painting by the grave and worthy expressionist style most particular to Germany, and the language of pop that equally informs their lives. Within the work, taking 'heroic' painting from boys is understood as a valid approach to art-making and contemporary feminism.

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