Incorporating drawing, collage, sculpture, sound and film, Hayley Lock’s practice attempts to capture conversational dialogues across parallel time frames, identities and locations. Often restaging found and imagined conversations and constructed histories Lock appropriates, reimagines and mirrors back a pseudo fantastical world where visions are commonplace and imagination is rife, revealing a dark world in perpetual crisis. Lock is currently working with and under hypnosis in an attempt to re-engage with her practice as an altered self, looking at where the unconscious meets the conscious creating new systemic structures of belief.
Hayley Lock is an artist and lecturer graduating from Goldsmiths College in 1989 and from The University of Essex in 2012. She had five solo shows spread across the UK in 2011/12 as part of her project (Now that would be) Telling and has exhibited both nationally and internationally in selected group shows and collaborations. Lock’s practice attempts to capture conversational dialogues across parallel time frames, identities and locations. Often restaging found and imagined conversations through constructed histories Lock is currently working with and under hypnosis to re-engage as an altered self, chasing male visionaries across history. Recently Lock has collaborated with DJ and record producer Jamie Jones producing imagery and film for his upcoming world tour and has been working on a solo titled Lone Pine Club on show at The Minories Gallery in Colchester. Lock currently looking at the Occult.
Dome Digital print on rag, 42 x 30 cm, 2014, £350 (unframed)