Monday, September 26, 2011


Motorcade/FlashParade is pleased to invite you to the second show in the INCUBE8 series.

PRIVATE VIEW: 6.30 pm till late

Bar, music, and serving a simple but delicious meal

Exhibition open 12 to 6pm Thursday 29th and Friday 30th

11 to 5pm Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October.

Artist in conversation 3pm Saturday 1st October.

MUSHROOMS LIKE LACE is a solo exhibition by London-based sculptor Charlie Franklin. 

For the second instalment of Motorcade/FlashParades’ INCUBE8 series, London- based sculptor Charlie Franklin has taken over the gallery space for an intense flurry of activity. Her work is directed through an experimental use of specific use of materials, both traditional art and everyday substances, to create an exploratory abstract ensemble.

Sprawling and theatrical, the work seems to be the aftermath of some kind of event or performance. The left detritus is intended to be energetic and playful and allow for multiple suggestions or readings. The forms appear to be a state of emerging or dissolving, growing and dying. Varying surfaces and textures open avenues for interpretation and provide visual motifs that allude to the physical actions of mark making, natural and man-made environments, and the constant struggle between chaos and order.

MUSHROOMS LIKE LACE has been particularly informed by nature documentaries, exploring psychological landscapes, and the possibility of communing with materials. 

Charlie Franklin (b.1983 London) completed her BA in Fine Art at Middlesex University in 2005 and her master’s degree in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, in 2008. Recent exhibitions include ‘Other Structures’ (London), ‘PITV’ (Stockholm) and ‘Inland’ (Suffolk). She is one of the winners of The Whitechapel Gallery East End Academy Studio Prize 2010 and has recently been awarded a residency to Iceland, at The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, in 2012.