Lot 8 - Holly Stevenson - Squeeze (Pencil study for a Freud's ashtray)
Pencil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Cura Art
I am a visual artist who makes ceramics in the expanded field, recently I took part in Frieze Sculpture 2023, and you can still visit my public work Another Mother in The Artist’s Garden on the Thames. I work closely with the process of psychoanalysis and this inspires my ongoing studio project Sigmund Freud’s Ashtray from which many clay sculptures have gone on to be exhibited.
2009 - 2011
MA FA , Chelsea College of Art and Design
1996 - 2001
MA Hons, History of Art , University of Glasgow
2023 Frieze Sculpture, curated by Fatoş Üstek
2022 Shoppers, Shoes & Sacks, AWITA x J W ANDERSON, offsite Sid Motion Gallery
2022 ANOTHER MOTHER Commission, The CoLAB, Temple, The Artist’s Garden, London
2021 READING BETWEEN THE LINES: Holly Stevenson, Sid Motion Gallery, London
2020 What does it mean to Mother? NEW COMMISSION, Procreate Project, London
2013 Window Project, Graduate Award, Gazelli Art House, London
RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS and PUBLISHED TEXT
2023 EGGISM: How Would You Eat Yours? The vegan egg project, performed in 3 Egg Acts with Huma Kabakcı, Frieze
2023, London Body Poetics, GIANT, Bournemouth Decentering in Ceramics, Laboratorio Piramide, Richard Saltoun Gallery, Rome
RECENT AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2022 Laboratorio Piramide Fellowship, Rome
2022 Artist in Residence The Artists Garden, CoLab, Temple, London
2021 1:1 Fund, Jerwood Arts
2021 DYCP Award, Arts Council England
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Big Dipper and Squeeze are both pencil studies for sculptures that will emerge in clay. These postcard drawings form a part of my ongoing studio project ‘Sigmund Freud’s Ashtray’ which explores the father of psychoanalysis’ favourite ashtray, including the remains of his cigar, as bodily sculpture: You too can see the artefact on his desk in the eponymous museum. The background stripes reference my favourite childhood candy coloured bed sheets, these often feature in my drawings, and in 2022 they were the focus of my solo show Reading Between the Lines, held at Sid Motion Gallery.
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