Caroline Lambard is a London based artist working with large scale installations and drawings. These look at the nature and experience of three dimensional form, combining personal observation and response to form, with practical work on materials and the spaces they occupy.
The work also involves regular dialogues with artists and practitioners across many disciplines including science, mathematics and architecture, where ideas which develop through practice are shared and explored. This led to the creation of the talks organisation ideas-matter-sphere in 2011, and more recently to studio salons and an ongoing cross-disciplinary collaborative project - see dialogue panel.
INSTALLATIONS AND DRAWINGS
The installations use materials' structural capabilities to create form. Systematic processes of construction are used to introduce form into spaces on a wide range of scales - from small cubes to large halls.
The drawings began as a means to look more closely at ideas coming from the installations. This led to a distinct two-dimensional language through which new expressions of growth and form have emerged.
The work looks at how form comes to be, and how we experience it. It looks at processes of development such as emergence and feedback, at scale, and at sensory values such as depth and presence. It is also sensitive to the balance of intuition and logic and while the systematic processes underlying the drawings and installations mean that the initial development process is predetermined, the outcomes - or final forms - are not.
The work came from a background in 3D design, where the focus was on the finished object. This meant that the experience of the development process and the changes the form went through - all vital elements of the work - were known only by the maker. The structural systems and processes were developed to make it possible to explore and share the experience of form; and the systems and processes now define the forms.
Exhibition - Internal Structure : External Form - Angus-Hughes Gallery, 27 Jan - 2 March
Studio salon - Drawings
Exhibition - Drawing - Lubirimov Angus Hughes summer exhibition
Installation - In Transit, OPO Scarborough
Studio salon - Crossing Boundaries
Studio salon - Time
Installation - Counterworks, Geddes Gallery, London
IMS Salon - Coping with Complexity
IMS Salon - Evidence of Presence
IMS Salon - Making Places
IMS Salon - Art of Chemistry, Chemistry of Explosions
Artist Talk - London architectural students
Installation/IMS Salon - Echo Chamber, Bond House, London
Installation - Foundry Lines, Arklow Road Foundry, London
Artist Talk - Kingston University
IMS Salon - Future States
IMS Salon - Perception of Colour
IMS Salon - Hidden Pattern
IMS Exhibition/IMS Salon/Installation - A Matter of Substance (co curator), APT Gallery
IMS Salon - Drumming
IMS Salon - Light, Sound and Space (LSE pub)
IMS Salon - Visual Science
IMS Salon - Spatial Perception/Visual Memory
IMS Salon - Pattern Completion
IMS Salon - Music for Systems/ Systems for Music
IMS Salon - Material physics meets sculpture
IMS Salon - Art meets Physics
Exhibition/salon - A Theory of Everything, Core Gallery, London
Solo event - Lines/Planes - Central School of Speech & Drama
Solo exhibition - Dendrites - Mme Lillies, London
Installation - Illumini, Transition Line II, St Pancras Crypt, London
Exhibition - Transition Line I - Chocolate Factory, London
Installation - Intersections - Chocolate Factory, London
Installation - Timeline - Chocolate Factory, London
Installation - Flowlines - Dyson Studio, London
Public artwork projects
Installations - Flowfield and Nearly 100 silver windmills, Florence Trust, London (Residency)
Background degree: 3D Design, Industrial Ceramics & Glass
(IMS is ideas-matter-sphere. Salons were held at The Devereux pub, Temple, London unless marked otherwise.)
Top image: Drawing from Transition Line 2 © Caroline Lambard 2017