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Sarah Lindley, Artist Talk

Sarah Lindley, visiting artist talkFriday, November 23, 12:00 PM
Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville Street

Sarah Lindley’s sculptures and installations address a range of social issues. Her creative work has transitioned from objects that frame vacant interior spaces (reflections on public and private space) to renditions of Dutch Cabinet Houses (museums of domestic space, housed within the space itself) and then beyond the walls of the interior to the domestic landscape.Sarah Lindley, visiting artist
Exhibition: Nov 20 – Dec 1, 2018
Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville Street

Ripple Effect: From Industry to Environment in the Kalamazoo River Basin

Sarah Lindley’s sculptures and installations address a range of social issues. Her creative work has transitioned from objects that frame vacant interior spaces (reflections on public and private space) to renditions of Dutch Cabinet Houses (museums of domestic space, housed within the space itself) and then beyond the walls of the interior to the domestic landscape. A deeper investigation into industry and its impact on surrounding communities and the environment are a result of her experience as an Arts-Industry Resident at the Kohler Factory in 2003 and then moving in 2005 to a mill town that had recently lost its primary industrial employer and become an EPA Superfund site.

Sarah Lindley’s work has been recognized by numerous grants and exhibitions, including biennales in France, Korea and Taiwan. She holds degrees from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, BFA, and the University of Washington, MFA. She has thrice been an Arts-Industry Resident in Kohler, Wisconsin. She is currently the Arcus Social Justice Leadership Professor of Art at Kalamazoo College, where she has taught sculpture and ceramics since 2001. She resides in Plainwell, MI, less than one mile from the former Plainwell Paper Mill and Superfund site.