Hilary Lloyd, Dress, 2013.
Dress comprises two juxtaposed colour photographic images. The image on the right could be taken from a fashion magazine and depicts a woman in a cocktail dress. The image of the woman has been cropped by Lloyd and turned on its side. As you make sense of the image you assess that the woman is standing in a non-descript space – a studio or an alleyway perhaps – the specific location however does not seem as important as the increasing attention you may pay to the fancy, ruffle detail of her party dress. The image on the left consists of abstract white brush marks. Broad strokes of paint sloshed over a black surface.
The marks bend and squiggle, the shapes bearing a trace of the pleasure of making them. The relationship between the two images becomes one of graphic association, of shape and form as much as intention. Regarding these two images is a self-conscious activity. You become aware of the very process of making and looking itself as both intellectual and sensual.
Medium: Digital pigment print on 300gsm Somerset Photo Satin paper
Size: 42 x 29.5 cm
Edition of 65 + 10 AP,
Signed and numbered
Special launch price: £250 (unframed)
Chisenhale Friends’ price: £225 (unframed)
This Hilary Lloyd print will be launched at Frieze Art Fair and available to purchase online via PayPal today Wednesday 16 October at Chisenhale Gallery