A Solid Above is the first time Lathwood and Settemsdal combine forces to make new collaborative work. Lathwood and Settemsdal investigate material processes with an alchemical approach from opposite ends of the material spectrum. Lathwood’s practice currently investigates the sculptural properties of dense materials such as iron, bronze and rock whereas Settemsdal explores more ephemeral materials like wax, gelatine and plaster. The metamorphic properties of these substances feed into their process-led practices. Both artists share a fascination with the shifting boundaries where known reality blurs into the fictional, and how this has impacted our understanding of the world throughout history.
This work was exhibited between the 29th of September – 20th of October 2016 at the Hardwick Gallery which is part of the University of Gloucestershire.