Backwood Gallery

For Happy Hour, Bae and Lawler continue investigations of materiality and abstraction. Fascinated by the healing qualities of charcoal, the pair have created a series of charcoal sculptures and reliefs.

Their unconventional use of charcoal reveals itself through multiple surfaces capturing light and shadows to create dynamic artworks that transform in unexpected ways. There is an ethereal quality to these works, emphasised in their physical and spatial nuances.The subtle complexity of composition and material sits in noticeable contrast to its darkened mass.