We unashamedly love art and skulls. You can imagine our delight then as we walked into Lauren Webster’s exhibition Numskull at Kaleidoscope Gallery. A visual feast of skulls elegantly scrawled in black and highlighted in pastels. Yep, sounds awful, but wasn’t.
The sheer volume of work in this exhibition was impressive, as was the consistency and quality each work to create the whole. Webster used pen, acrylic and the occasional splash of water colour to build her body of work. with a focus on repeating images of the human skull and words like thug, sailor, boy and girl. There was a kind of candy coated aggression in this show. We like it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s beautiful to look at and it’s edgy. Very right now.
The exhibition drew a big crowd and red dots were a-plenty. Kaleidoscope was the perfect home for this show and did a wonderful job presenting it. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next.