Lynn Aldrich: Un/Common Objects
Lynn Aldrich, "Breaker", 1999. Garden hoses, wood, steel. From the collection of LACMA.
Lynn Aldrich, a MFA faculty member at Azusa Pacific, is a L.A. based-sculptor who uses everyday materials (from rain gutters to toilet plungers) with a wry wit that acknowledges issues beyond the physical limits of the media.
"My thinking is grounded in Realism, or what is actually present, influenced by scientific empiricism, but open to the Romanticism of a spiritual or sacred longing for revelation and authentic transcendence -what I would call 'hyper-desire'", said Aldrich. "This is the profound paradox at the core of all true religion and artistic activity.
Throughout the past 20 years, Aldrich's work has been collected and represented by major museums and galleries including LACMA, L.A.'s Musuem of Contemporary Art, and the Calder Foundation in New York. She is represented in Los Angeles by Edward Cella Art + Architecture.
Her first mid-career retrospective, Lynn Aldrich: Un/Common Objects is being shown at Art Center College of Design in the Williamson Gallery. A catalog will accompany the exhibition with essays provided by the guest curators, Christina Valentine, faculty at both Azusa Pacific and Art Center, G. James Daichendt, associate dean at Azusa Pacific, and by Howard Fox, curator emeritus of contemporary art at the Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA).
The exhibition Lynn Aldrich: Un/Common Objects is on view starting in October and closes in January. The opening reception is Thursday night, October 17 from 7:00-9:00pm.
Lynn Aldrich: Un/Common Objects, October 11, 2013 - January 19, 2014, Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103. 626.396.2200.