Thursday, August 04, 2011

Sean Lundgren: Nave @ Transformer

E8: Sculpture EXHIBITION @ Transformer
    Sean Lundgren:  Nave, August 4 - August 13, 2011                                   
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4th, 6-8pm
       Image Credit:  Sean Lundgren, detail of Nave, 
mason line, wood, hardware, dimensions variable, 2011.

Sean Lundgren's recent work has grown out of systems of tension. Weights in suspension, whose  supports form a kind of line drawing, create a scene that questions aspects of our lives; aspects that can create tension in our selves. Creating work for E8: Sculpture that is much lighter in weight than his usual work, Lundgren his shares first impressions of Transformer's space, stating: "My first reaction to the Transformer space was how vertical it is. I found my gaze constantly drifting upward and was reminded of how cathedrals are designed to direct the viewer's gaze to the heavens.  Cathedral architecture then became a jumping off point to explore lines in space. I settled on using mason line to map out the curves of the arches because I liked the idea of using a light weight material to represent something that, though built with stone, was designed to have an airy feeling."

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. 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.

Transformer | 1404 P St NW | Washington | DC | 20005

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