Exhibition Dates: August 7 – September 11, 2010
Location: Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 7, 6– 9pm (in conjunction with White Linen Night)
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com
The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by internationally acclaimed sculptor Lin Emery. The exhibition will be on view at the Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia Street, from August 7 – September 11, 2010. The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception hosted by the gallery on Saturday, August 7th, from 6 to 9 pm in conjunction with “White Linen Night.”
This exhibition will feature three monumental kinetic sculptures approximately 10-14 feet in height. Emery’s kinetic sculptures produce constantly changing relationships through the ever-varying configuration of their parts. As Emery says, “Sculpture is living, it’s vital, it’s changeable. Even when you walk around it, it can be something different. Drawing is a reflection and coordinating eye and hand, but sculpture is your mind and an idea.”
Emery’s sculpture is inspired by the forms and forces of nature. Her material of choice, polished marine aluminum, is ideal for capturing the reflections of nature that surround the piece. “I love the natural movement of the trees on the levees, the river, and anything in nature,” she says. Her pieces not only capture the images of their surroundings but cast dancing reflections on them.
Emery has exhibited throughout the United States as well as in England, Japan, Australia, Germany and France. In 1996 Emery had an acclaimed comprehensive retrospective exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art. In 1997 she completed an immense abstract kinetic sculpture for placement in Osaka, Japan and was awarded the Grand Prize for Public Sculpture in Japan. Emery also installed a major sculpture in the Zen Garden of the Hohen-in Temple in Kyoto, Japan. In Louisiana, her public commissions can be seen throughout the state at sites including the Louisiana State Library in Baton Rouge, Knight Oil Tools and The Neurological Hospital in Lafayette, The Renaissance Arts Hotel and the Inter-Continental Hotel in New Orleans.
For additional information please contact the Arthur Roger Gallery at 504.522.1999 or visit our Web site www.arthurrogergallery.com.