Lauren Kalman Opening Friday...Lecture Tomorrow

by - May 02, 2012

Tributaries: Lauren Kalman
(May 4 - June 24)
Public Lecture: Thurs. May 3 at 7pm at Memphis College of Art in Callicott Auditorium
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 6-9pm at the Metal Museum with fire dancers, refreshments and an iron pour
The Metal Museum is pleased to announce its new Tributariesexhibition, Tributaries: Lauren Kalman. Lauren Kalman is a visual artist whose practice is invested in installation, video, photography and performance. Through her work she investigates perspectives of beauty, body image, value and consumer culture. Raised in the Midwest, Kalman completed her MFA in Art from the Ohio State University and earned a BFA in metals from the Massachusetts College of art. She exhibits internationally.
Kalman's work pulls from discourses dealing with the imaged body, consumer culture, body aesthetics and illness. Through the production of jewelry objects, photography, video, sculpture and performance, my projects visually link the divergent discourses.
Lauren Kalman will give a public lecture Thursday May 3 at 7pm at Memphis College of Art in Callicott Auditorium. The opening reception will be at the Metal Museum Friday May 4, 6-9pm with performances by The Dancing Fire (fire dancers). Admission will be free at this time, and refreshments will be served.
The Metal Museum started Tributaries in 2008. The name is derived from the Museum’s location along the Mississippi, as well as from the focus of the series - artists whose work has a significant impact on the metal arts community.  The series began as a way to showcase artists who are doing innovative work in small, solo exhibitions. 
Selected metalsmiths are featured in a small solo exhibition each year.  Exhibitions last six to eight weeks, depending on the overall exhibition schedule.  Selected artists will represent a wide range and mixture of metalsmithing, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, hollowware and jewelry, among others. Participating artists are selected by a committee of professional artists, educators and collectors.

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