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Natalie Dray - be soft / be hard

Natalie Dray, Her Gallery
Natalie Dray, Her Gallery

I can tell a lot about a person by what they see in me
Degraded steel, petwer (alloy of tin, bismuth, copper, silver), base coat solvent paint, steel, steel fasteners.
319 x 205 x 85 cm
2017

Natalie Dray, Her Gallery
Natalie Dray, Her Gallery
Natalie Dray, Her Gallery
Natalie Dray, Her Gallery

Anti-degraded complexion
Degraded steel, petwer (alloy of tin, bismuth, copper, silver), base coat solvent paint, steel, steel fasteners.
180 x 200 x 20 cm
2017

Natalie Dray, Her Gallery

Cold, moist, magnetic, changeful, romantic, receptive, sensitive.
Degraded steel, petwer (alloy of tin, bismuth, copper, silver), base coat solvent paint, steel, steel fasteners.
105 x 190 x 30 cm
2017

Natalie Dray, Her Gallery
Natalie Dray, Her Gallery
Natalie Dray, Her Gallery

‘Be soft / be hard’ is an exhibition of sculptures made from steel and pewter alloys. Prophylactics and foliage surfaces have been hand cast in metals that have been either degraded or enhanced using processes that reference techniques in the cosmetic industry. The work attempts to simulate natural surfaces whilst finding pleasure in the distortions of artifice and the deception in constructing a ‘no make up-make up look’.

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Natalie Dray (b.1988 Brighton, UK) lives and works in London. Previous exhibitions include Galerie Opdhal, Norway Stavanger (December 2017 - group), Set, London (November 2017 - group), Studio Leigh, London (June 2016 - solo), Hester, New York (July 2016 - group); David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (June 2016- group); Dray, Cell Project Space, London (2015 - solo); Cookie Gate, Ellis King, Dublin (2015 - group); RAS Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2014 - group); Premiums, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2013 - group); Palazzo Peckham, 55th Venice Biennale ,Venice (2013 -group); Young London, V22, London (2013 - group); Make Your Own Opoly, Project Number, London (2013 - solo).

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