Floating and Sinking (2013)
Glass tank, water, glass of water, steel
Lucy Andrews was born in Stoke-On-Trent, England and now lives and works between Dublin and Amsterdam. An NCAD graduate she is currently studying at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. Recent projects include Tulca, Galway (2014), Gracelands at IMMA (2014), Stone Soup, Sailors home, Limerick (2014), Lacuna, Taylor Galleries, Dublin (2013), The Modelled Conscious, Rua Red (2013). She will exhibit in What We Call Love, IMMA (2015).
Lucy Andrews’s work stems from a fascination with the material presence of objects, and the potential for subtle transformations within them. She makes sculptural assemblages and installations using various liquids, household chemicals, found objects, and industrial detritus. By engineering tense interactions between these materials and the forces that act upon them, her work creates a meeting between the elemental and the quotidian. As with much of her work, Floating and sinking (2013) at MAGNETISM uses water as a sculptural material. Half a glass of water floats precariously within an aquarium, at its centre: a small absence, which creates a play between liquid and solid, volume and void. Andrews also presents a large-scale sculpture Dark Hours (2015) using blank magnetic tape that was abandoned when the factory closed in 2005.