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Lizzie Cannon
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  • London
  • United Kingdom
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Website
http://www.lizziecannon.com
Relationship status
in a relationship
College / University
Goldsmiths
Program / Degree
BA Textiles
Graduation
June 30, 2006
Member type
Artist
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Drawing, Installation, Sculpture
I am...
an artist
About my artwork
Using textiles sculpturally in conjunction with hard urban materials, I fabricates species that appear to have found their niche in the urban environment. Driven by a dark optimism, the works are a real-life manifestation of a fantasy in which plants thrive, nourished by concrete and tarmac as a substitute for soil. Camouflaged with their urban substrate and staged as living species through installation and photography, the plants have seemingly evolved in response to relentless building. Cannon imagines that under the sterile concrete surface of the city, lays a tangled abundance of fecund plant life. The pavement is the interface at which these biological forces interplay with the human desire to keep them under control. Drawing upon notions of the abject, the hybrid species sit uncomfortably in between the naturally occurring and artificially created.
Artists I like
Berlinde de Bruyckere
David Altmejd
Douglas White
Susan Collis
Kate MccGwire
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
The Freaks Exhibition
At Shoreditch Town Hall, opening 9th Dec 2010

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At 20:52 on December 5, 2010, rebeccaglover said…
fab work! really interesting.
At 22:56 on December 4, 2010, Kyra Munk Matustik said…
Welcome here and love your installations
 
 
 

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