Lounge Gallery: Abigail West

Plastic Bodies: River Tributes by Abigail West

The Lyndon House Arts Center’s Lounge Gallery Program is pleased to host a new exhibition by artist Abigail West entitled Plastic Bodies: River Tributes. On view from March 7 – June 1, 2019. FACEBOOK EVENT

The Lounge Gallery at the Lyndon House Arts Center, features quarterly solo exhibitions by emerging artists. Artists in the beginning stages or re- invigorating their careers exhibit wall-bound works in mediums alternating from drawing to painting to photography to printmaking.

Abigail West creates work at the intersection of wonder and beauty and waste. In Plastic Bodies, she makes new materials out of hard-to-recycle consumer objects like potato chip bags and plastic film, and uses these in performances in rivers. These objects were made to be single-use, predestined to become either litter or part of the landfill. Through this work, West points out that they have value far beyond their manufactured use. She believes that art and artists can provoke people in intimate ways to think differently about critical social and environmental issues.

Abigail West (BFA in Printmaking & Book Arts, UGA, May 2019) is an interdisciplinary artist and activist based in Athens, Georgia. She has lived and shown work in Bali, Germany, Oklahoma, and Georgia. One of her callings in this life is to find new possibilities for discarded objects, and she applies this in her work as an artist and by managing reclamation projects for the UGA Office of Sustainability.

In addition to the exhibition, Abigail West will be working with youth at the Arts Center with visiting artist Made Bayak during his visit to Athens from Bali Indonesia.  They are host the Art with Recycled Materials Workshop to be held on Thursday April 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. FACEBOOK EVENT 

For more information please call 706 613 3623 or visit accgov.com/lyndonhouse.

Lyndon House Arts Center, located at 211 Hoyt Street, is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department.  For more information, please call 706-613-3623.