Friday, April 11, 2008

Lauren Davies on Our Environment

Artist: Lauren Davies
Gallery: Gallery 16
Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 2008 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: April 11, 2008 - May 31, 2008
Address: 501 Third St

I first saw Lauren's work last fall at Intersection for The Arts doing a wrap up discussion concerning her exhibit "Don't Try This at Home: Obsessivley Reshaping the Ordinary." She talked about going to the dog groomer and collecting their cut hair scraps at the end of the day. So, yeah she uses real hair for these sculptures.

This exhibit has more to do with environmental concerns and the stories we make out of history.

A bit from her bio:

"Combining mixed-media sculpture and installations with drawing, Davies meshes dark humor with a “do-it-yourself” approach to materials and construction. Curiosity about slightly oddball hobbies and vocations such as correspondence course taxidermy and pedigreed dog breeding has been explored as subject matter. Scientific processes involving the counting of elements found in the natural world is also a preoccupation."

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