LYDIA SMITH: Not Born Yesterday
BRC Pop-Up Gallery
March - May, 2015
Opening Reception: Thurs., April 9, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) First Floor Lobby
6500 Main St (corner of Main and University)
Paid parking available in the BRC parking garage located on Dryden
Not Born Yesterday lies between the boundaries of sculpture and painting. This body of work references organic materials in a transitional state, amid active life and decay. The scale allows for a flexible interpretation of the installation. For example: allowing the composition to be read as a group of distant planets, or as enlarged microorganisms. These works illustrate Smith's experiments with industrial materials, particularly melting painted Tyvek. During the process of creating Not Born Yesterday, the Tyvek's plastic housing was warped and fused with color, a transformation that distorted the material from its original state. Smith further challenges the viewer's perception by adding a thin sheath of tulle to each piece, which acts a finishing wash of color.
Lydia Smith is a senior at Rice University with a double major in Anthropology and Visual and Dramatic Arts. For more information, please visit www.lydiasmith.co. Image courtesy of the artist.