Ep.129 LR Vandy- Ministry of Arts Podcast
In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to LR Vandy (@lrvandy)
In her sculptures, LR Vandy brings together both found and made objects in order to create new meaning from seemingly unrelated mediums forced together.
A large Jesmonite sculpture from the series Superhero Cog-Woman, this work, on view in Napoleon Garden for Summer 2021 as part of the *Kensington & Chelsea Art Festival, is a tribute to women throughout time, alluding to how women have often acted as the unmentioned drivers of industry, toiling long and hard but underrated, often overlooked and largely unrecognised.
Cogs are mechanical components used to connect one thing to another, literally enabling things to be driven forward. As such, they act as a perfect metaphor for the role of women in industry and indeed in society in general.
* Kensington + Chelsea Art Festival is expanding throughout the summer season with a festival that elevates the magic and shared experiences of public art and live performance.
Until 31 August, K+C Festival will bring people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired - For more information go to https://www.kcaw.co.uk
For more information on the work of LR Vandy go to https://octobergallery.co.uk/artists/LRVandy
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