Lindsay Rowinski: Trying to be There, July 21 - July 30, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 21st, 6-8pm
Lindsay Rowinski: Trying to be There is the second of three solo exhibitions being presented as part of E8: Sculpture - the 8th year of Transformer's Exercises for Emerging Artists program.
E8: Sculpture features three individual, site specific installations in our project space by emerging sculptors: Oreen Cohen, Sean Lundgren and Lindsay Rowinski.
Lindsay Rowinski confronts the ambiguity of everyday objects relative to their function and environment. Her work treads the fine line between relevance and ephemeral. It encourages viewers to confront and question their purpose.
Lindsay asks/states: "If sculpture informs us about intention, corporeality, and societal influence, how then do objects in the world inform us on a daily basis? Because public space is imbued with creative intention; the objects placed within it are suggestions of how to behave or function. My aim is to bring the unnoticed, abstracted information inherent in public space and objects to the forefront of human perspective, to reclaim these situations as an art experience."
Launched in March 2004, Transformer's Exercises For Emerging Artists was created to support artists at critical points or crossroads in their professional growth and development, and to advance participating artists' creative careers. Consisting of a series of two-hour, bi-weekly gatherings spanning three months, the program is designed to stimulate and encourage participating artists as they create new work. In addition to peer critique sessions, the participating artists received mentorship and critical feedback on their work from guest facilitator Joe Hicks, and visiting artist mentors: Kyan Bishop, Mary Early, Laurel Lukaszewski, and Ledelle Moe.
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