Elizabeth Price’s first London major solo show provided audiences with an opportunity to survey key tasks undertaken by the artist over the last decade. Her practice is characterized by her documentation of a personal task or commitment. Usually straightforward, sometimes dumb and on occasion laborious, each task is extended over a long period during which time every exhibition of them constitutes a new episode in the process of fulfilling the task.
For this exhibition Elizabeth Price created Hearse attending Jerwood Space, the latest installment in an ongoing series of photographs in which she photographs a hearse and its attendant driver waiting outside the gallery in which she is exhibiting. In another new series exhibited for the first time, Instructions faithfully followed, she uses the very formal medium of gouache on paper to reproduce crumpled and discarded notes and found instructions.