Workplace specialises in contemporary art representing established and emerging artists from the North of England and abroad.
Workplace was founded in 2003 in Gateshead, initially developing out of the artist-led scene in the region. In October 2020, the gallery opened his second space in a beautiful 19th Century red brick building in the heart of London’s historic West End and just a stone’s throw away from the Mayfair gallery district. The gallery now represents established and emerging artists from the North of England and abroad.
40 Margaret Street
Laura Lancaster: Closer and Further Away04 June - 30 July 2021Workplace is pleased to present Closer and Further Away, a solo show of new paintings by British artist Laura Lancaster in which she focuses on the reinterpretation of classical subjects involving the female figure, such as sleeping women and women in pastoral settings. Mostly executed during national lockdowns, the paintings in the show reflect the artist’s yearning for space and freedom, her reaction to confinement and her newly found understanding of the relationship between humans and their physical environments. These works continue Lancaster’s exploration of the tension between figuration and abstraction, control and abandonment, and the use of the photographic sources as a trigger for a process of action and reaction.