, 2014, plaster, silicone, oil paint, 100cm diameter.
Sandra Lane's practice encompasses elements of sculpture, painting and drawing, often utilising an iPad. Lane investigates microscopic botanical and biological forms normally viewed though a lens, expanding these forms to become crumbling, powdery, wobbling objects lumbered with gravity like larger, more familiar terrestrials. Within the work is a preoccupation with the notion of futile feet, like the pseudopodia (false feet) that the shape-shifting amoeba puts out to make a foolish leg from its jelly body. Lane solidifies these forms so that they become anthropomorphic in their scale and shape, yet seem to teeter on the edge of collapse to become at once optimistic, absurd and sad.
Sandra Lane studied at Camberwell Collage of Art where she received the Camberwell/Acme Studio Award. Selected exhibitions include Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition, PAB Gallery Group Show and Limbo Associate Members' Show, selected by Bob and Roberta Smith and Sarah Martin. In 2014 Lane had a solo show at Bearspace, London. In 2015, Lane will be starting an MFA at the Slade School of Art.
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