Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Landis Cinema, Buck Hall & Grossman Gallery
William Lamson

Artist's talk by William Lamson

4:15 at Landis Cinema, Buck Hall. A reception for the artist at Grossman Gallery follows

Presented in conjunction with the installation, Badwater, at Grossman Gallery
In an illustrated talk, William Lamson will focus on recent video and installation projects, the varied nature of his practice, and the challenges he faces as an artist.

Lamson’s Badwater is a complex installation of objects, materials, and processes that creates an abiotic ecosystem. In a time when extreme weather conditions have become a reality around the world, Badwater uses a climate-controlling infrastructure to create an accelerated cycle of flood and drought. Inspired by the saltwater spring in Death Valley’s Badwater Basin and the resilient ecosystem around it, this generative work brings these quiet geologic forces into the gallery and allows them to develop over the duration of the exhibition.

Sponsored by: 
Lafayette Art Galleries; Department of Art,