I’m a professional sculptor exploring collaborative working, science and art that are either interactive or imbued with potential for action. I make highly crafted artworks that explore conceptual or physical ideas of balance/ imbalance/ economy.
I am currently the Artist in Resident for the Museum of the History Science, Technology and Medicine at The University of Leeds where I have been developing outreach activities and artworks based on the museums extensive collection. In 2012 I co-founded The Superposition Art/Science/Maker collective who organise Labs and talks and made a number of Public sculptures and events. Most recently at DESY in Hamburg.
Often my work explores the processes and types of play within art making. My interest in way of working stems from a belief that art making is an integral process combining intellectual and physical skills and is therefore life affirming. My philosophy is that play and playfulness is central to the artistic act as these ‘way of being’ allow for the simultaneous exploration of materials and ideas, a true and reflexive engagement with the world around you and the development of imagination that allows one to exist within new paradigms.
The Grand Art Project #4: Blueprints of Time
Opening event 6-8pm Thursday 10th December @ 42 New Briggate (next to the Grand Theatre) running until Thursday 17th
Blueprints of Time is an evolving exhibition, and the private view will present a mid point in the process, 3 out of 7 days in.
For the duration of the exhibition Leeds based sculptor Lawrence Molloy will take a scientific and experimental approach to creating images live in the gallery.
Using old photographic techniques and processes to create his images Lawrence will spend the duration of the exhibition refining and honing the photographic potential of the space. The fruits of these trials will adorn the walls, culminating in the gallery being filled with cyanotypes and experiments all inspired by the science of light.
Alongside the experiments will be a display of cyanotype prints that have been made using magic lantern slides from archive of The Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.
This exhibition was inspired by femtosecond chemistry encountered at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron in Hamburg, (where they use the brightest light in the world to understand the physical structure of chemical reactions at an atomic level) and builds upon his existing work both in The Superposition Collective and as the Artist in Residence at The Museum of The History of Science, Technology and Medicine at The University of Leeds.
Thurs 10th December 6-8pm
Fri 11th December 1-6pm
Sat 12th December 2-6pm
Weds 16th December 1-6pm
Thurs 17th December 1-6pm