Nash Home #1 to #21
Medium: Brick powder on paper
Dimensions: 28 x 19 cm
Freehold Exhibition (solo). St Albans Museum, St. Albans, UK. July – September 2015. Commissioned by UH Galleries, with support from the Arts Council.
Photo Credits: Dan Weill
“A house constitutes a body of images that give mankind proofs or illusions of stability.” Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space.
Freehold is a series of works that make up an installation exhibited in 2015 at UH Galleries, St Albans Museum. Freehold pivots on the human aspiration to own a house and create a home. Lebrusan is interested in the motivations behind our dreams of home ownership and the stability, security and protection it promises. Freehold undermines and challenges these motives, suggesting that the house can also be a site of chaos, disorder, claustrophobia and violence.
The shapes in Nash Homes refer to plot shapes at Marshalswick, St Albans, UK, developed in the 1950s.