Andrew Lacon (b.1985, Dudley) is based in Birmingham, having graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2011. Lacon has long been interested in how public displays of objects can explore relationships between national culture, social class and artistic intention, and his most recent DCA solo exhibition considered these ideas by focusing on one single raw material now synonymous with the history of art and architecture: marble.
Recent exhibitions of his work and projects include: Fragments, DCA (Solo) 2018, Fugazi, Division of Labour, London 2017; Image Music Text, IMT, London 2016; Radical Sabbatical, Eastside Projects and University of Birmingham 2016; Research Residency, Soma, Mexico (British Council & Grand Union) 2015; Display Show, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin 2015; Andrew Lacon, Division of Labour, London, 2015; Reference Works, Guangzhou Library, China 2014/15. Art Brussels, Divison of Labour 2015, Unseen Art Fair, Amsterdam 2015
Andrew Lacon (2015)
Division of Labour at Edel Assanti, London
Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin & Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Curated by Gavin Wade, Celinew Condorelli and James Langdon
Publication by Andre de Jong
In 1972 the Tate bought Carl Andre’s Equivalent VIII, six years after it was first exhibited. The set bought by the Tate however was not one of the original sets exhibited. Having only sold one set at the exhibition Andre returned the unsold bricks to the brickworks for a refund. When he was approached six years later by the Tate Andre was unable to source the same bricks again due the brickworks closure. Instead of supplying the original ‘bluish white’ bricks he supplied a substitute ‘yellowy- brown’ set. (Andre de Jong, 2014) Using Carl Andre’s missing bricks as a starting point, Andre de Jong, Andrew Lacon and Cathy Wade produced and exhibited new work in Brooklyn at The Parlour Bushwick for Exchange Rates, which was developed to form the basis of this publication.
Andrew Lacon & Jasleen Kaur, London
Eva Fabregas & Andrew Lacon at Kunstraum, London
Curated by Thomas Cuckle and Mette Kjærgaard Præst
Andrew Lacon, Cornford & Cross, Brighton Photo Biennale,
Commissioned by Grain, Pete James, Library of Birmingham
ARKA Group: Ben Jeans Houghton & Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau / Darren Banks / Paul Becker, Nadia Hebson & Tess Denman-Cleaver / Graeme Durant / Ella Finer Andrea Jespersen / Andrew Lacon / Kate Liston & Dan Wilde / Ben Sansbury / Andro Semeiko / Eleanor Wright & Sam Watson
The 11 exhibitions were held in the project space at BALTIC 39 from 4 September – 6 October 2013. BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE is an opportunity for artists to test works and ideas, or to develop works in progress within a public context.