In the Crenson Gallery
Ron Lambert, Standing Room
March 18 - April 15, 2017
Opening Reception March 18, 2017 - 3-6 pm
Juror: Ellen Driscoll, Program Director of Studio Arts and Visiting Professor of Sculpture at Bard College.
Ron Lambert Bio
Working mainly in video and sculpture, Ron Lambert investigates the intersection between psychology and the environment. He received his MFA from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, and his BFA from the University of Connecticut. Ron is currently an assistant professor at Bloomsburg University, in Pennsylvania. Ron has shown in galleries nationally, including the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Michigan, the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio, the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, the New Britain Museum of Art in Connecticut, and The Sculpture Center in Cleveland Ohio. His videos have been screened internationally including the Crosstalk Video Festival in Budapest Hungary, CICA in South Korea and the Sanluan Yishu project in Beijing China. His work is in the Vascovitz collection, the Swedish Medical Center, and the collection of the Tacoma Art Museum. Ron is a founding member of the COOP collective in Nashville TN.
Ron Lambert Artist Statement
We no longer look toward the future for technology and progress to elevate our lives. The remnants of past generations stay behind and we become stewards of these icons of a growing culture both physically and metaphorically. I continually draw inspiration from places around where I live, particularly sites in older areas hidden from the flow of traffic. Places not yet desirable for redevelopment. I see businesses leaving up old damaged signs and raising new signs in front of the old. The original signs--having lasted decades--are then semi-obscured by inexpensive digital prints. This forms a vision of history no longer being removed for the sake of progress, but rather left as a shadow of inception. This contemporary aesthetic is seen within the places we live as well. Layers of wallpaper and paint hide a history that continually bubbles through to the surface.
For more, see Ron Lambert's website
About the Juror, Ellen Driscoll
Ellen Driscoll’s work encompasses sculpture, drawing, and public art installation. Recent large scale installations include “CartOURgraphy” for Middle College High School and the International High School in Queens, "Night to Day, Here and Away" for the Sarasota National Cemetery, “Distant Mirrors” for the Providence River, “FastForwardFossil #2” at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, and “Revenant” and “Phantom Limb” for Nippon Ginko, Hiroshima, Japan. Earlier works include “The Loophole of Retreat” at the Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris, “As Above, So Below” for Grand Central Terminal (a suite of 20 mosaic and glass images for the tunnels at 45th, 47th, and 48th Streets), “Catching the Drift”, a restroom for the Smith College Museum of Art, and “Wingspun” for the International Arrivals corridor at Raleigh Durham airport. Ms. Driscoll has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bunting Institute at Harvard University, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, the LEF Foundation, the Rhode Island Foundation, Anonymous Was a Woman, a 2014 Fine Arts Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a 2015 Siena Arts Institute Fellowship. Her work is included in major public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of Art. She is Program Director of Studio Arts and Visiting Professor of Sculpture at Bard College. http://www.ellendriscoll.net/