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March 7, 2019 - June 1, 2019
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Gallery Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt St

Athens, GA 30601
Abigal West
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"Plastic Bodies: River Tributes" Exhibition at the Lyndon House Arts Center

Thursday, March 7, 2019

  Lyndon House Arts Center Presents "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."

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.

The exhibition is on display now through June 1, 2019. All exhibitions are free and open to the public during regular gallery hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In addition to the exhibition,  West will be working with youth at the Lyndon House with visiting artist Made Bayak during his visit to Athens from Bali Indonesia.  They will host the "Art with Recycled Materials Workshop" scheduled for Thursday, April 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

For more information, please call 706-613-3623 or visit

Lyndon House Arts Center, located at 211 Hoyt Street, is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department.