Opening Reception of ‘Borrowed Air’ By Ron Lambert
November 3, 2016 6:00 pm - November 3, 2016 9:00 pm
On display 11/3 – 11/19/16
Terminal 136 is open for First Friday (11/4), 6-9pm.
This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Artist Statement and Biography:
We no longer look toward the future for technology and progress to elevate our lives. The remnants of past generations stay behind and we become stewards of these icons of a growing culture both physically and metaphorically. I continually draw inspiration from places around where I live, particularly sites in older areas hidden from the flow of traffic. Places not yet desirable for redevelopment. I see businesses leaving up old damaged signs and raising new signs in front of the old. The original signs–having lasted decades–are then semi-obscured by inexpensive digital prints. This forms a vision of history no longer being removed for the sake of progress, but rather left as a shadow of inception. This contemporary aesthetic is seen within the places we live as well. Layers of wallpaper and paint hide a history that continually bubbles through to the surface.
Working mainly in video and sculpture, Ron Lambert investigates the intersection between psychology and the environment. He received his MFA from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, and his BFA from the University of Connecticut. Ron is currently an assistant professor at Bloomsburg University, in Pennsylvania. Ron has shown in galleries nationally, including the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Michigan, the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio, the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, the New Britain Museum of Art in Connecticut, and The Sculpture Center in Cleveland Ohio. His videos have been screened internationally including the Crosstalk Video Festival in Budapest Hungary, CICA in South Korea and the Sanluan Yishu project in Beijing China. His work is in the Vascovitz collection, the Swedish Medical Center, and the collection of the Tacoma Art Museum. Ron is a founding member of the COOP collective in Nashville TN.