US artist Lauren Elder presents a new series of altered commodities and cryptic iconography in her first UK solo exhibition.

Thursday, 6-9pm
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West Lane South

16 West Lane
London SE16 4NY


Lauren Elder, Untitled (Internet Table Design), 2013

"When faced with uncertainty, individuals continually organize themselves within their group-based reality and respond within that reality." Weick, 1995.

TRIBE 2 TRIBE is the first UK solo exhibition from US-based artist Lauren Elder. Interested in the symbolism that underpins current social realities, Elder presents a cluster of conceptually interacting objects and printed material that maps cultural information with an estranged distance.  Life-enhancing commodities and commercial logos act as coded imprints of contemporary consumerism, fossilized like ancient artefacts and suffused with a disquieting sense of instability. 

Lauren Elder (b.1990, Los Angeles) lives and works between Los Angeles and Chicago. She recently received her BFA in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently she is a member of the collective Miami Dutch, formerly known as No-New Info.


West Lane South is an independent exhibition space based in Bermondsey, providing a fluid platform for emerging and established artists. Since opening in October 2011, the gallery has presented a continual series of solo exhibitions from UK and international artists working in a variety of media.

Artists: Lauren Elder
Curators: Amy Knight

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