Bosse & Baum delivers site-specific installations, gallery-based exhibitions of emerging contemporary art and supports young artists in London.

EXHIBITION ADDRESS: Dog Eared Films Studio, Ground Floor, 25-28 Field Street, London


Bosse & Baum present Digesting the Devoured Lauren Kelly’s biggest solo exhibition to date in a film studio space in King’s Cross, which showcases new site-specific installations of large-scale sculpture that will expand to fill the space.

The winner of The International Women’s Erotic Art Prize 2013 works with sculpture and installation, focusing on investigating the power of fetish. Influenced by Eva Hesse’s and Louise Bourgeois’ interest in bodily forms, Kelly’s work flirts with ideas of fertility and fecundity, while her repetitive forms allude to body parts. The monumentality of scale in her work and its enveloping presence urges you to walk amongst it, whilst the smaller nipple and phallic-like sculptures seduce you to want to touch and squeeze them.

Kelly works with a multitude of materials on an ambitious scale creating a visual delight of welded steel structures and soft fabrics, which recall flesh tones, bringing out the nakedness of the metals.

Kelly has recently completed a commission for the Comme de Garcons in New York and her work was purchased by the Royal College of Art for their collection. She was selected by renowned British artist, Richard Wentworth to participate in the group show, Muse, in Lempertz, Berlin. In 2012, Jessica Sainsbury purchased Kelly’s Mount, Frolic, Romp for her private collection, now at Cowley Manor in Gloucestershire. In May 2012 Lauren Kelly was awarded the Cowley/Coutts Sculpture Prize.

Lauren Kelly was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and currently lives and works in Reading, UK. She studied BA Fine Art at The Slade School of Art, with 1st Class honors, and has recently graduated from studying MA Sculpture at The Royal College of Art (RCA), London, where she received Distinction for her work.

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9 April / 6.30 – 8.30 pm – Digesting the Devoured: a conversation on gender and contemporary sculpture with Lauren Kelly, Griselda Pollock, Denise de Cordova and Rachael Champion. Chaired by Rebecca Fortnum. Bookings only. To reserve a place contact
Taking place at Dog Eared Films Studio, Ground Floor, 25-28 Field Street, London, WC1 X9DA

Mentioned in Dazed Digital – April’s Best Art Talks here

Professor Griselda Pollock is the Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory & History (CentreCATH), and Professor of Social & Critical Histories of Art, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds. She recently published her new book After-affects / After-Images: Trauma and Aesthetic Transformation in the Virtual Feminist Museum (Manchester University Press, 2013). Griselda lives and works in Leeds.

Rebecca Fortnum is an artist and academic. She has received awards from organisations including Pollock-Krasner Foundation, British Council, Arts Council of England, British School in Rome, AHRC, Space for 10 mid career award and METHOD Cultural Leadership Programme. Her book, Contemporary British Women Artists; in their own words, was published by IB Tauris in 2007. Recent exhibitions include The Imagination of Children and a solo exhibition, Absurd Impositions, both at the V & A’s Museum of Childhood (2011), Behind The Eyes; making pictures at Gallery North and a solo exhibition, Self Contained, at the Freud Museum in 2013. She was instrumental in founding the artist-run spaces Cubitt and Gasworks, both in London. She is a member of the steering committee for the PARADOX European Fine Art Forum and founded PAINT CLUB, a painting research network at University of the Arts, London where she was a Reader in Fine Art until 2013. Her most recent publications are Self Contained published by RGAP and On Not Knowing; how artists think published by Black Dog which she co-edited with Lizzie Fisher.

Denise de Cordova is an artist who studied at Brighton College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art. She has taught extensively throughout the UK, and exhibits nationally and abroad, and currently teaches at the Royal College of Art. She is currently represented by the Eagle Gallery, London. She also exhibits ceramic sculptures under the name Amy Bird. Awards include the Rome Scholarship, the Henry Moore Foundation Fellowship, and the Stanley Picker Fellowship. Denise de Cordova lives and works in London.

Rachael Champion (b. 1982, New York, USA) graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from the Royal Academy Schools in 2010. Champion has been awarded the Arts Foundation Award for sculpture (2013) and the Red Mansion Art Prize (2010). In 2012 she was the Camden Arts Centre ‘Artist in Residence’. In 2014 Champion will install a permanent installation on Sarvisalo, The Zabludowicz Collection’s outpost in Finland. Rachael Champion lives and works in London.

20 April / 2 – 4 pm – Speech! Speech! the second in a new series of The Onion Discussions, organised by Jack Tan and Elizabeth Porter, with nibbles and performances from Lauren Kelly,Geoff Tibbs and Josie Pearse. For information please contact
Taking place at Dog Eared Films Studio, Ground Floor, 25-28 Field Street, London, WC1 X9DA

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