Thursday, June 4, 2009

WILLIAM LAMSON in ARTFORUM: "CRITIC'S PICK"


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WILLIAM LAMSON WORK AND TRADE "...the show fuses abstract and documentary images in an entertaining take on strategies with roots in Dada, process art, and hobbyist gadgetry." -ARTFORUM

William Lamson's solo exhibition"Work and Trade" at Pierogi, Brooklyn, selected among ARTFORUM's "Critic's Picks", is reviewed in the latest issue. ARTFORUM contributor Michael Wilson describes Lamson's "Work and Trade" and "Automatic" (Lamson's Kite Drawing Apparatus and Automatic Kite Drawing appear above):
"Using simple homemade machines activated by natural forces, and initiating processes that revolve around found or bartered objects, Lamson juxtaposes the systematic with the random, questioning his own role as artist while maintaining an individual aesthetic."

Also on view is Lamson's two-channel 15 minute video "Hunt and Gather" (video stills, pictured below) in which Lamson performs urban interventions in NYC on his bicycle-ladder chimera, shooting down sneakers from power lines throughout the city with a bow and arrow and replacing them with the shoes he is wearing, thus preserving the original mark in the city's landscape, and by the redistribution of shoes creating a dialogue of nearly invisible actions and reactions.

MARK FLOOD @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY


For further documentation on "Work and Trade" visit the "Work and Trade" blog & William Lamson's website: www.williamlamson.com. Contact Marty Walker Gallery for further info, available work, and to view Lamson's work. CLICK HERE for the archive on our blog of posts about William Lamson's newest works. (pictured below, the final "Trade" collection)


MARK FLOOD @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY