For the fifth consecutive year, the LOEWE Foundation continues its commitment to bringing together artists from various disciplines in unexpected conversations. Chance Encounters V, through the work of British artist Hilary Lloyd, turns LOEWE’s Miami store into a unique artistic space.
Colour and textile interventions created by Hilary Lloyd (b. 1964, Halifax, UK) – the main artist featured in this year’s edition – are accompanied by images recorded in and around her London studio, which are projected on monitors and screens, taking on a surprising prominence; curtains, frames, and other set-like objects create a space that seems to be activated by the viewer.
For more than three decades, Lloyd has worked and lived in London, where she experiments with film and video within sculptural installations; this exhibition at Art Basel Miami perfectly showcases her most refined work. The videos, which make use of repetitive movement, jump cuts, and sweeps, conjure both her own restless gaze and the experience of increasing speed that characterises the way in which we consume images today.
In and among Hilary Lloyd’s installation is the work of another British artist: Ewen Henderson (1934 – 2000) is one of the most esteemed members of an illustrious generation of potters that included Gordon Baldwin, Gillian Lowndes, and Ian Godfrey. Henderson’s large-scale ceramic sculptures, some of which are presented in this exhibition, were born out of his need to manipulate clay in order to reach total abstraction. The roughly-textured surfaces and layered colour of his pieces often resemble the stratified nature of rock or earth totemic works, evidence of his interest in Neolithic and ancient art. The pieces presented lead to the perfect interdisciplinary and timeless dialogue between two fundamental artists.
‘The Chance Encounters exhibitions are an opportunity to create conversations across time between artists whose work resonates strongly with my own creative approach,’ says Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE’s Creative Director. ‘Hilary Lloyd’s work is perfectly attuned to the contemporary moment and the way in which we engage with the visual world around us. It stages a striking dialogue with Ewen Henderson’s bold materially-rich work.’
Chance Encounters V. LOEWE Miami Design District, 110 NE 39th Street, Suite #102. Miami, Florida, United States. Until 2nd February 2020.
Photo Captions: Installation view. Hilary Lloyd: Robot, The Shop, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 09 October – 07 November 2015. Hilary Lloyd, courtesy of the Sadie Coles Gallery, London. Ewen Henderson: Group of Standing Stones.