Issue Two, Colleen Conroy, Fameless Quarterly Magazine, New York, 2016.
Exploring Illusion With Lucy Rose Kerr 'Lucy Rose Kerr’s work pulls you in like a dark fairy tale; a storybook set in her native English countryside. Exploring realms of newness, otherness, and “stuffness,” as she calls it, the young artist oscillates between light and dark, fantasy and reality. There is a definite theme of polarity present in Kerr’s work, a certain balance of opposites. The ethereal installations and illusions offer a moody voyage into the artist’s mind, evoking feelings that shift subtly between daydream and nightmare. Kerr’s illusions waver between the abstract and narrative, creating landscapes and worlds that are full of mystery. Kerr has the rare gift of creating work that leaves it largely up to the viewer to decide what they are seeing—forcing her audience deep into their own minds in order to process what is in front of them. Lucy creates artistic illusions. Using a meditative practice which playfully encourages images to emerge and take form. There is a haunting ambiguity about her work that engages the viewer, pulling them in to the experience. There are suggestions of narrative, but highly ambiguous and dreamlike qualities pervade the work, leaving a sense of the unknown. Complementing the constructed works Lucy’s distinctive drawings combine sculptural and etched lines, as if drawn with light. Images form on the page, unplanned.'