The Green Man is an exploration and reanimation of the desire to collect. Throughout her practice, Skaer mines and manipulates pre-existing imagery—from art, history, and from her own oeuvre and personal history—transforming and destabilizing relationships between materials and meanings. For this exhibition, Skaer has selected items from the collections of the University of Edinburgh and invited fellow artists to inhabit the galleries of Talbot Rice alongside her—Fiona Connor, H.D., Will Holder, Nashashibi/Skaer and Hanneline Visnes. Bringing these artists and objects into dialogue with many of Lucy Skaer’s artworks that have never been seen in the UK, as well as newly commissioned works, The Green Man represents Skaer’s most in-depth exhibition in the UK to date.
Reception Friday 27 July, 2-4pm