Leah Carless, Second Skins, (detail), 2017 studio work,
pigmented silicone, polythene micro beads, cosmetic lids and caps, Rennies tablets. Courtesy the artist.
Artists' Studio

Leah Carless
Hidden Processes

Leah Carless works with sculpture to explore ideas around making and materiality and the emotional qualities we attach to to physical objects and processes. Her practice involves the investigation of notions of physicality in contemporary society; in particular, what it might mean to have a fleshy body in a consumer culture saturated by visual imagery.


Leah will use her residency to develop a number of silicone membranes, employing traditional sculptural materials as well as materials relating to everyday health and beauty products found in supermarkets. Through these works, she will explore and reveal the hidden processes involved by using materials in both solid and fluid states. She will also develop the spatial dynamics involved with their presentation.


Leah Carless (b.1982) works between Birmingham and London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA Sculpture in 2016 and was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Recent exhibitions include Steppes, 2017, Two Queens, Leicester; I’m Every Woman, 2016, KH7, Aarhus, Denmark; Left to Right, 2016, Copperfield Gallery, London and SWEAT, 2016, Camden Arts Centre, London.



Open Studio

Saturday 5 May, 12-4pm, Free, drop-in

Join Leah in the Artists’ Studio and see her work made during her residency.