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Showcase 2012: Lauren Stanton

Showcase 2012


Lauren Stanton


30 August - 5 September 2012


Lauren Stanton, a Final Year student at The University of Northampton, is inspired by the spontaneity within drawing. Through repetitive movement and obsessive mark making, Stanton believes she is able to represent the emotional, physical and psychological states of the body and mind.


To create her work, Stanton begins in the middle of the paper and lets the mark react, using hypnotic states that isolate the surrounding environment, creating a mass of tangled lines, as physical energy is taken from the body and applied onto the paper. Stanton has created a series of 'drill' drawings. With each drilling, she has collected the cotton fibres that were teased from the paper, creating a living record of the transitional process that the work has gone through.


Subtle changes in light can make the drill drawings either appear or disappear, and the importance of light combined with the fragility of the paper surfaces led to the creation of her two light-box pieces. All of these works are kept like a diary, representing unforeseen emotion and psychological journeys that are works of the body and mind.

Showcase 2012 Exhibitions


Saliha Elhoussaini


2 - 8 August 2012

Cally Shadbolt

Installation / Drawing / Sculpture

9 - 15 August 2012

Felippe Moraes

Photography / Installation / Sculpture

16 - 22 August 2012

Sian Schiaparelli Rees


23 - 29 August 2012

Lauren Stanton


30 Aug - 5 Sept 2012

Marion Piper

Painting / Drawing

6 - 12 September 2012

Karolina Lebek
Photography / Video 

13 - 19 September 2012

Mimi Tobot
Photography / Etching

20 - 26 September 2012


Showcase 2012

Eight, week-long exhibitions, presenting work by local students and fine art graduates in MK Gallery Project Space.

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