Leeds LS2 9AE
Interdisciplinary contemporary artist, Fritha Jenkins, has developed a performance practice in response to the legacy of Edna Lumb which aims to resolve Lumb’s historical oversight and rescue the feminist core of her aesthetics. As Lumb’s archivist, Jenkins has had unprecedented access to Lumb’s papers, artworks and thinking, and has developed sculptural and performative investigations into materials such as aggregate and river-water. Jenkins was recently interviewed as ‘Artist of the Month’ on Axis Web.
‘Aggregate’ will constitute an experimental, in-dialogue, rotating research show drawing on the legacies of the industrial paintings of Lumb. A primary aim is to highlight the intergenerational aspects of this dialogue, reintroducing Lumb’s work to a contemporary art audience, and exploring ideas around feminism, queer sexualities, and northern industrial archaeology using the metaphor of aggregate.