Exhibition

un Lucy Gunning

Exhibition 21 April - 27 May 2023

un Lucy Gunning, installation view at No Show Space 2023
un Lucy Gunning, installation view at No Show Space 2023. From left to right. Backgrounds: Grey; Cosmic Latte; Van Dyke Crystals; 2023. Painted paper packaging. Various sizes. Inheritance on Wheels, 2023. Mid 50s family table, wheels. Props: Seven link moveable chain, 2023. Props: White Wall, 2023. Icarus, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 11:54. Light Table, 2023. Sun on news print. 6 x 810mm x 510mm.
un Lucy Gunning, installation view at No Show Space 2023
un Lucy Gunning, installation view at No Show Space 2023. From left to right. Inheritance on Wheels, 2023. Mid 50s family table, wheels. Props: Seven link moveable chain, 2023. Props: White Wall, 2023. Icarus, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 11:54. Light Table, 2023. Sun on news print. 6 x 810mm x 510mm.
Lucy Gunning, Inheritance on Wheels, 2023. Mid 50s family table, wheels. With Props: Seven link moveable chain, 2023.
Lucy Gunning, Inheritance on Wheels, 2023. Mid 50s family table, wheels. With Props: Seven link moveable chain, 2023.
Lucy Gunning, Props: Seven link moveable chain, 2023. Card, tape, 50 x 30 cm approx.
Lucy Gunning, Props: Seven link moveable chain, 2023. Card, tape, 50 x 30 cm approx.
un Lucy Gunning, installation view at No Show Space 2023
un Lucy Gunning, installation view at No Show Space 2023. Light Table, 2023. Sun on news print. 6 x 810mm x 510mm.
Lucy Gunning from left to right.  Dawning, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 6:54. Props: Grey Floor. Backgrounds: Grey; Cosmic Latte; Van Dyke Crystals; 2023. Painted paper packaging. Various sizes.
Lucy Gunning from left to right. Dawning, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 6:54. Props: Grey Floor. Backgrounds: Grey; Cosmic Latte; Van Dyke Crystals; 2023. Painted paper packaging. Various sizes.
Lucy Gunning, Dawning, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 11:54.
Lucy Gunning, Dawning, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 11:54.
Lucy Gunning, Stills from Dawning, 2023
Lucy Gunning, Stills from Dawning, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 11:54.
Lucy Gunning from left to right. Props: White Wall, 2023. Props: Brick, 2023. Icarus, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 11:54.
Lucy Gunning from left to right. Props: White Wall, 2023. Props: Brick, 2023. Icarus, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 11:54.
Lucy Gunning, Icarus, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 11:54.
Lucy Gunning, Icarus, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 11:54.
Lucy Gunning, Stills from Icarus, 2023
Lucy Gunning, Stills from Icarus, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 11:54.
Lucy Gunning, Lines of Usefulness, 2023. Growing Flax.
Lucy Gunning, Lines of Usefulness, 2023. Growing Flax.
Lucy Gunning, Lines of Usefulness, 2023. Growing flax.
Lucy Gunning, Lines of Usefulness, 2023. Growing flax.
Lucy Gunning, LInes of Usefulness, 2023. Growing Flax.
Lucy Gunning, LInes of Usefulness, 2023. Growing Flax.
Lucy Gunning, from left to right, The Frogs and Backgrounds: Green, 2023
Lucy Gunning, from left to right. The Frogs, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 11:35. Backgrounds: Green, 2023. Painted paper packaging. Various sizes.
Lucy Gunning, The Frogs, 2023
Lucy Gunning, The Frogs, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 11:35.
Lucy Gunning, Stills from The Frogs, 2023
Lucy Gunning, Stills from The Frogs, 2023. Video shot on iPhone. Duration 11:35.
Lucy Gunning, Backgrounds: Green, 2023. Painted paper packaging. Various sizes.
Lucy Gunning, Backgrounds: Green, 2023. Painted paper packaging. Various sizes.
Lucy Gunning, Backgrounds: Green, 2023. Window installation view No Show Space.
Lucy Gunning, Backgrounds: Green, 2023. Window installation view No Show Space.
Lucy Gunning, Backgrounds: Green, 2023, window installation view No Show Space.
Lucy Gunning, Backgrounds: Green, 2023, window installation view No Show Space.
Lucy Gunning from left to right. un, 2023. Doodle. Silk Moth 2023. Watercolour on paper.
Lucy Gunning from left to right. un, 2023. Doodle. Silk Moth 2023. Watercolour on paper. 435 x 375 mm.

un is a context-specific work by Lucy Gunning initiated on 22 March at No Show Space and open from 21 April to 27 May 2023.

The building's history as a furniture workshop will inform activities that take place during this period using elements and props from the installation. un follows Xylo~phone, 2022, a film of a table the artist has known all her life, recorded on her iPhone for MattFlix online project. The same table is present in un titled Inheritance on Wheels.

un is a not and an un doing with Minerva, Ajax, Juno and Achilles nearby to help.*


Selected projects of relevance to this work are: In Passing, PALFREY, London 2021; hmn edition 15, 2018; My Heart is like a Singing Bird, The Bower, London 2018; [these roarers], with Bernice Donszelmann and Helen Robertson, Whitstable Biennale 2018; and The Archive, the Event and its Architecture, The Wordsworth Trust, Artist in Residence 2007.

Lucy Gunning (b. 1964, Newcastle) lives and works in London. She is represented by Matt's Gallery and is a senior lecturer at Chelsea College of Art.


Proposed workshops include:

- Tuning in to Flax, drawing with Joseph Walsh

- A reading of Norman Potter's play The in:quest of Icarus, a matter of life and death

- A reading of Frogs by Aristophanes

Further details to be confirmed.

*Characters from Ovid's Metamorphoses and also names of housing blocks in the Minerva Estate opposite.

No Show Space opening times are Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 pm or by appointment to info@noshowspace.com