heres a link to a review of my recent solo exhibition at Workplace Gallery for a-n magazine.
heres a short excerpt:
".....Lancaster's approach to her subject matter appears to veer between fond homage to the familiar lingua franca of much-loved and remembered Hollywood films and classic TV programmes, and an attempt to re-order the snippets that she selects into some kind of personal narrative. However, in her mish-mash assembly of seemingly unrelated elements Lancaster refuses a purely linear reading and plays freely with the language and conventions of big and small screen storytelling. By eschewing the more dramatic moments and focusing on what might be considered the minor details she elevates - metaphorically and sometimes, literally in the case of her larger paintings - these to an almost fetishistic level, imbuing them with the status of some kind of talisman or harbinger of more significant events yet to happen. Lancaster leads us on in our desire to connect these fragments into a grander narrative whilst simultaneously frustrating our efforts to do so in the process."
Paul Stone is a Director of Vane gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, and an artist.