Hull based visual and sound artist Lou Hazelwood’s new exhibition, Intersections, at Queens House Showcase on Paragon St, is set to fascinate visitors with a collection of her work, produced over the last five years.
The exhibition, which opens to the public on Thursday 3rd August, includes work from her collections, Common Properties, 2013 (a collaboration with Jo Ray), Part Coded and the Bi-Visual, 2015-2017 and Three Little Words, 2017.
A prolific artist, Lou came to Hull in 1991 to study Fine Art, before graduating in 1994 and staying in the city she now calls home. She completed her Masters at Sheffield Hallam in 2012 and has since exhibited her work in Seoul, South Korea, Bucharest, Romania, Cambridge, Bath, Leeds and as part of the Double Vision event at Whitechapel, London.
Lou regularly explores a range of media to create her work, which includes photography, sound, text, film, installation and performance. Through her work she investigates how personal and cultural experiences and both historical and contemporary technologies influence people’s experiences of memory and forgetfulness.
Of her latest exhibition Lou says, “Media and technologies have always fascinated me: my dad was an engineer and I grew up interested in how things worked and what that could mean for our lives. Curation and collaboration are important to my practice. Common Properties was produced around the form of the Venn diagram with Jo Ray for ‘Art, Language, Location’ in Cambridge. Three Little Words, used found images and text produced for The Kippenburger Challenge. I have worked for many years with children’s magic lantern slides and the motif of the ellipse, the intersection, the overlap, the aperture are key themes throughout my work.”
Lou Hazlewood’s exhibition is the latest in a series of exhibitions at the new Queens House Showcase venue in the city centre. Provided as a meeting and exhibition space for Creative ENRG clients, the venue on Paragon Street allows creative businesses and artists to showcase their work for free. The venue is provided as part of Creative ENRG’s wider offer of support for local businesses and individuals in the creative sector.