Euclid Avenue Gallery
January 24 – March 13, 2020
Dual opening receptions, Friday, January 24 at 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. with Nate Ricciuto
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 in real space. Up close and in combination, these pieces begin to represent the fluidity and contradictions of the everyday.
Sink In explores relationships to objects that may both help and hinder the tasks of daily life. Themes of accumulation, function, and dependence emerge from examinations of piles, hooks, ledges, folds, drawers, lamp extensions, and window coverings. I have been specifically interested in positions of utility—some designed and some discovered such as the towel hanging on the dresser pull or the rake leaning against the wall stopped by a pair of work boots. Proximity dictates compositions as arms reach becomes a standard distance.
Water by nature is nondescript and by definition is liquid. It wets, it washes, it quenches, it chills, it fills, it destroys, it hydrates and it reflects. Water is relatable since we are made of it. Water has presence, almost spiritual in its ability to cleanse, reflect, bring life and evaporate. Water also damages and deteriorates. It drips, fills, and runs through the sculptures within the exhibition.
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, Sadie Halie Projects in Minneapolis, MN and The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, MI. She has attended residencies at Ox-Bow School of Art, ACRE and Three Walls. Walcott teaches sculpture classes at Hope College in Holland, MI. Her work grapples with and makes light of the perils of daily life using kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, and photography.
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