Volk Gallery is proud to present the work of Nicola Lyttle. Each Volk artist is given a size limit and budget and left to their own devices. With this brief, Lyttle has produced a series of ‘Zoltar Speaks’ inspired fortune telling cards each risographed and containing five possible fortunes. Some of them aren’t even fortunes to be perfectly honest. Let’s just say that the teller might be bitter and projecting some of their anger onto you. You might not like what you hear, but tough luck I guess!
Artist's Statement
Ludicrously self-indulgent, Nicola Lyttle’s work often surrounds the idea of creating something ‘just because’; looking at her own relationship with experimentation and play and stepping outside the commercial and consumerist methodology often associated with design. Often this line of thinking takes her down the route of seeing just how much she can ‘rip the piss’ out of her own projects and its viewers. It is worth mentioning that a common ‘just because’ justification for her is ‘just because she thinks it would be funny’. A huge factor within Nicola’s work is the consideration of anaolgue production, looking at how our physical and implied relationships differ between our interactions with both digital and physical work. Stepping outside of digital-first design allows her to consider the dichotomy between analogue and digital production and how these two elements might inform and inspire one another, while exploring how they might work in harmony together. These ideas are primarily cultivated within a printmaking environment, often utilising risograph as a spontaneous experimental process, as opposed to just a means of production.
Exhibition Dates
July 7th 2023 - August 4th 2023
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