Jennifer Lauren Gallery presents Artist talk with disabled cardboard sculptor James Lake, Online


Price: Free but booking required


close up of cardboard sculpture showing a mans face learning on his hand

Join Gallerist Jennifer Gilbert in conversation with James Lake about his path to creativity, why he chooses cardboard to make his sculptures, how he plans them out, and more about his biggest work to-date at the Lucca Biennale in Italy – known for commissioning artists from around the world working with different forms of paper. This talk will allow you to learn more about the man known as ‘Paperman’.

This talk will take place on Wednesday 28 July at 6:30pm BST for one hour on zoom. The talk will be live with time for questions. BSL (British Sign Language) interpretation is provided, as well as a live transcript through – should you have any other access requirements please let Jennifer know.

A little about James Lake:

I am a sculptor. I work with cardboard for its immediacy, ease of availability and low environmental impact. My disabilities have also influenced my choice of material and the way I create my sculptures. For over twenty years I have created life-size three-dimensional portraits of people. I have also made animals, anatomical models, furniture, and other large-scale work for commission. I believe in art for all, art beyond race, gender, age, ability, and disability. My work has appeared in the world-renowned Lucca Biennale and in local primary schools, as well as arts centre and exhibition spaces locally and nationally.
James’s Website

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