Traversing sculpture, moving image and performance, Freckleton’s practice addresses the physicality of vision and the role of the body in perception. Her research into the nature of seeing in the age of the digitised image manifests in a practice that prioritises work in progress.
Studio processes such as moulding, forming, painting or drawing are acted out in performed activities or displayed live. Painted, printed, and projected surfaces sit next to ceramic, plaster and found objects. Things that are often considered secondary or preparatory (tools, materials, left-overs, offcuts) are presented with equal standing to more intentional outcomes.
Making is intuitive, experimental and prolific - ceramics (particularly the process of working with clay - often in liquid form) is an important part of Freckleton’s negotiation with the spatial, temporal and corporeal aspects of visual perception. Increasingly she has brought digital image processing into her studio experimentation - considering things such reviewing, selecting and editing of photo and video in the same way as shaping clay or applying paint.
For the last few years Freckleton has become solely preoccupied with a lost work 'Wet Sand' (part performance, part sculptural intervention, and not captured beyond text documentation) which now forms the basis of her studio experimentation - this work has become the frame for all future works. All works refer back to this work. Everything she does is an investigation, a dissection, a dream, a lament of this special encounter.
Feb-May 2020. MK Calling., MK Gallery, Milton Keynes.
5 July - 29 July 2017 - Workshop 53 Gallery, London
1-4 Oct 2015 - You see I swallow. Gallery49. London
7-28 Nov 2013 - L Gallery. Wieden+Kennedy. London.
(Upcoming) - Artist in Residence Show. University of Hertfordshire
10 Dec 2016 - 21 Jan 2017 - WAVES. Turf Projects, Croydon
6-12 July 2015 - Little Mountains. Embassy Tea Gallery. London
30/31 Jan 2015 - FROM. Hotel Elephant. Borough, London
30 Oct - 14 Dec 2014 - The Trouble with Painting Today. Pumphouse Gallery. Battersea, London.
June 2013 - Chelsea BA Fine Art Degree Show 2013
Mar 2012 - Saloon. Chelsea College of Art Triangle Space.
Mar 2012 - Points of Connection. Kingsland Studio. London.
Sept 2011 - Bread and Butter. Mori + Stein. London.
Feb 2011 - Gestures. Chelsea College of Art
Aug 2010 - 4x4. Arts. Camberwell Church Street
July 2009 - Sisters. Hallway Gallery. London
Nov 2009 - Sometimes I just want to. Arts bar. London.
2018/19 - AA2A Artist in Residence, University of Hertfordshire.
2010-2013 - BA Fine Art. Chelsea College of Art.