PAPER (publishing creative writing and art work by students) will present the first of a series of two-person shows.

By Matthew Tyas | 7 January 2013

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PAPER #4: Leanne Richardson & Lucy May Schofield


PAPER will present the first of a series of two-person shows, starting with Leanne Richardson and Lucy May Schofield. For these two-person shows, PAPER will act as a incubator space, allowing an emerging artist their first exhibition or providing a more established artist, the opportunity to experiment. Lucy May has exhibited nationally and internationally for over ten years, and her work is held in a number of major collections including Tate and the Yale Centre for British Art. She has also undertaken commissions for The Wellcome Trust, The V&A Museum of Childhood, Whitstable Biennial and Manchester Central Library. Leanne has recently graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University. Since joining the gallery, Leanne has been working on this new series of works to be presented exclusively in PAPER #4.


Leanne Richardson’s collages look into advertising to create one-off reproductions. By collaging in the same way she would use paint, Leanne creates an illusion based around tiny fragments of magazines. By recycling the magazines, she not only seduces the viewer by expanding the original advertisements, but transforms the models into hybrid manimals, highlighting the true nature of their celebrity. Leanne transforms a mass produced magazine into a unique object, using it’s own substance to consume itself.

Lucy May Schofield’s practice in concerned with attempting to capture moments. Focussing on the overlooked, she is consistently drawn to documenting vulnerability. Her desire to memorialise the unspoken and make a record of mortality or place often manifest in the paintings, prints, books and installations. In her new series ‘Souvenirs of Vulnerability’, she pinpoints moments in relationships that expose the shift in balance of affection. She symbolises these moments through the portraiture of selected objects, objects that suggest and remind her of human fallibility, relationship failings, portraits of vulnerability, each expressed honestly on paper with paint
and ink.


PAPER is the brainchild of Liverpool John Moores University Masters graduates Andrea Cotton, David Hancock, Nicola Smith. The gallery opened in August 2012 and was included in the Manchester Contemporary and the Manchester
Book Fair.

For more information please contact David Hancock on 07799813062 or email

Exhibition Dates: 19 January – 9 March 2013
Private View: Thursday 17 January 2013, 6-9pm
Opening Times: Saturdays 11-5pm
Twitter: @Paper_Gallery

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