Euclid Avenue Gallery
January 24 – March 13, 2020
Dual opening receptions, Friday, January 24 at 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. with Nate Ricciuto
The Artist Talks: Lisa Walcott, 6:15 p.m. in the Euclid Avenue Gallery
The Artist Talks: Nate Ricciuto, 7:00 p.m. in the Main Gallery
Specifically feeble and precisely precarious, my work translates elements of daily life. Moods, guilt, sensations, monotony, accumulation and change are given bodies in objects and movement. Spaces of the mind are realized in physical form and daydreams animated. Up close and in combination they begin to represent the fluidity and contradictions of the everyday.
The task of locating and giving form to shapeless sensations like presence, agitation or what it feels like to be full after eating will eventually fail because these feelings can never quite be manifested. However, there is often something more desirable in the always-absent compared to the attainable. The attempt to find shape and materiality for these abstract ideas involves collecting, combining, squinting, and meandering forward. The works are as energetic as they are visual—agitation buzzes overhead as a housefly and presence unexpectedly gurgles from an unknown space. In many cases, the objects feel essential, like they couldn’t be anything besides what they are—their physicality is vital for them hold their position and their essence is what the work is about. There is a sense of balance that is on the verge of being lost as joints are precarious and elements within the pieces are codependent—everything has a place for now.
Lisa Walcott is a Midwest-based artist. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2010, and has since created and exhibited her work nationally including Land of Tomorrow in Louisville, KY, ACRE Projects in Chicago, IL and The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, MI. Her work grapples with and makes light of the perils of daily life using kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing and photography.
Visit Lisa Walcott’s website.
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1834 E. 123rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44106