Lounge Gallery: Abigail West
- May 25, 2019 - June 1, 2019
- Recurring daily
- Location: Lyndon House Arts Center
- 293 Hoyt St.
- Athens, GA
The Lyndon House Arts Center’s Lounge Gallery Program is pleased to host a new exhibition by artist Abigail West entitled Plastic Bodies: River Tributes. On view from March 7 – June 1, 2019.
The Lounge Gallery at the Lyndon House Arts Center, features quarterly solo exhibitions by emerging artists. Artists in the beginning stages or re- invigorating their careers exhibit wall-bound works in mediums alternating from drawing to painting to photography to printmaking.
Abigail West creates work at the intersection of wonder and beauty and waste. In Plastic Bodies, she makes new materials out of hard-to-recycle consumer objects like potato chip bags and plastic film, and uses these in performances in rivers. These objects were made to be single-use, predestined to become either litter or part of the landfill. Through this work, West points out that they have value far beyond their manufactured use. She believes that art and artists can provoke people in intimate ways to think differently about critical social and environmental issues.