Lucy Quinn: The Residue
Lucy Quinn’s new exhibition explores grief via objects and plants inherited through her father’s passing. The Residue draws parallels between the degradation of the dying human body and the way sentimental objects shed meaning with time. Quinn’s cast black lead crystal glass artworks translate her father’s heirlooms into solemn reflections on the inevitable demise of flesh and memory, questioning how meaning is rendered and history lost with those who lived it. The Residue is accompanied by a poetic response by art-theorist, visual artist and poet Dr Sarah Rice. Titled ‘My Father’s Ferns’, the poem draws on the emotional vibrancy of the exhibitions theme.