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Lynn Aldrich

Documentary - Lynn Aldrich: Uncommon Artist

May 6, 2016 - John Schmidt

Lynn Aldrich: Uncommon Artist is a documentary film that provides a poetically rendered portrait of Los Angeles-based sculptor Lynn Aldrich, a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient who attends to the most commonplace objects of consumer culture in the most uncommon ways.

Her artworks traffic in the readymade materiality of items purchased in hardware, craft, and office supply stores but Aldrich's handling and re-presentation of these materials consistently evoke and explore the possibility that transcendent orders of meaning are always shining through even the most trivial aspects of life. Beautifully shot and edited by filmmaker John Schmidt, this film opens a window into Aldrich's studio in the month leading up to her 2015 exhibition at Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles. 

To watch the full documentary, click here.

Exhibition: Go Big or Go Home at the Brand Library Art Center

February 20, 2016

Go Big or Go Home at the Brand Libaray Art Center
February 20 - March 25, 2016

A group exhibition of objects that question the limits of possibility. Thirteen Los Angeles artists present large scale sculpture and site specific installation.  

Exhibition: Green Revolution at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History

February 13, 2016

Lynn Aldrich: Green Revolution at the Museum of Art and History (MOAH), Lancaster, CA 
February 13 - March 17, 2016
Opening Reception: February 20, 4-6pm 

An exhibition that utilizes art and environmental education as a catalyst for leading greener, more sustainable lives. Sponsored by Lancaster Choice Energy and sPower, the diverse artwork on display will incorporate recycled materials, as well as addressing topics which include: urban farming and gardening; sustainable design; water harvesting; and renewable energy, such as wind and solar power. 

Exhibition: Extra-Ordinary Things at Biola University's Green Art Gallery

February 9, 2016

Extra-Ordinary ThingsLynn Aldrich, McLean Fahnestock, Kiel Johnson, Olga Lah, and Steve Roden, Biola University's The Green Art Gallery, La Mirada, CA
February 1 - March 8, 2016
Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 9, 2016. 6:30-8:30pm  

Exhibition: Farewell, Eden at the Descanso Gardens' Sturt Haaga Gallery

January 19, 2016

Farewell, Eden, at the Descanso Gardes' Sturt Haaga Gallery
January 19 - April 3, 2016
Opening Reception: February 21, 2-4pm

Urbanature at Art Center's Williamson Gallery and Farewell, Eden at Descanso Gardens' Sturt Haaga Gallery are pleased to present two ehxibitions of art about changing definitions of nature and the city.  

Discussion: Lynn Aldrich at Eastside International

November 17, 2015

November 17, 2015, 7pm at Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA. 

Lynn Aldrich will introduce the next discussion on "What's Love Got to do with it: the Artist's Secret Longing to Bless the World". Lynn writes: "In the last decade of his life, Andy Warhol painted a body of large works based on a child's coloring book version of Di Vinci's "Last Supper". I saw them exhibited in New York after his death and was deeply moved - I experienced them as a kind of generous blessing or extravagant gift from the artist to his viewers. It seemed an artist known for flat pop images, shallow manipulations of celebrity, and irony that flirted with cynicism, was communicating something more mysterious and profound." Some of the questions Lynn would like to discuss are: Is spirituality a problem in contemporary art? Can irony rescue sentimentality? What forms does mystery take in a secular age? Does beauty need to be more interesting? Does art itself bring love and grace into the world?

Some writers and artists Lynn suggests: Flannery O'Connor, Chris Burden, Robert Smithson, Allen Ruppersberg, Agnes Pelton, Tim Hawkinson, T.S. Eliot, Paul Virilio, Corita Kent, Blaise Pascal, C.S. Lewis, Andy Warhol, Wolfgang Laib, Julia Kristeva, Vincent Van Gogh, Robert Irwin, Diane Arbus, Simone Weil, Felix Gonzales Torres, Caspar David Friedrich, Jane Dillenberger, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Thomas Cahill, Anne Truitt...

Lynn Aldrich is an artist who loves text and ideas, but makes sculptures, wall constructions, and installations. She is inspired by landscape, qualities of color in nature, and aspects of the natural world and sciences. With strong interests in literature and theology, she has written and lectured concerning art practice. In 2013, Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena, mounted a 20 year survey of her work. She is a recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Currently, her solo exhibition More Light Than Heat is on view at Edward Cella Art + Architecture in Culver City. 

Please join us for this interesting evening of discussion with Lynn. The format for the program is open-form. The initiator opens the discussion then the floor opens for discussion. Seating is limited! Light refreshments will be served and are welcome.

Award: Lynn Aldrich Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

April 22, 2014

Lynn Aldrich is a recipeient of the 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. 

United States Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife established the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1925 as a memorial to a son who died April 26, 1922. The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed. The Foundation receives between 3,500 and 4,000 applications each year. Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no prescreening: all applications are reviewed. Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded each year.

Exhibition: Lynn Aldrich: Un/Common Objects at the Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design

January 1, 2014 - ECAA

Lynn Aldrich: Un/Common Objects, October 11, 2013 through January 19 2014.

Transforming the known into something curious and unexpected, Los Angeles-based artist Lynn Aldrich offers a critical consumerist spin on the assemblage tradition, on view at Art Center College of Design’s Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery.

Publication: Lynn Aldrich: Un/Common Objects

December 19, 2013 - ECAA

To accompany Aldirch’s Art Center College of Design exhibition, we are pleased to announce the publication of Lynn Aldrich: Un/Common Objects. This catalogue features an introduction by Art Center’s Williamson Gallery Director Stephen Nowlin, and essays by G. James Daichendt, Christina Valentine, and Howard N Fox. Also included are full color images of the retrospective installation at Art Center College. Published 2012 in soft cover with one hundred and eleven pages. Available for $20.00