Pam Lins at Anderson Gallery

January 13, 2012

Pam Lins,

Pam Lins, "Lincoln Bookend Obstruction", 2010.

School of Art faculty member Pam Lins is included in an exhibition at Virginia Commonwealth University's Anderson Gallery:

you, your sun and shadow
Curated by Michael Jones McKean

January 20 – March 11, 2012

Opening Reception
Friday, January 20, 6-8 pm

Gallery Talk with Michael Jones McKean
Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 pm

Hany Armanious | Rashid Johnson | Pam Lins | Tony Matelli | Ian Pedigo | Dario Robleto | Haim Steinbech | Sarah Sze | Tatiana Trouve | Daniel Turner

Works by ten sculptors underscore the poetic potential of objects, materials, and modes of arrangement, while conjuring the possibility of larger narrative and metaphorical structures. The exhibition is a sustained attempt to create a space where straightforward logic doesn’t always win, where simple moments can seem pronounced and exquisite, and where the discovery of meaning depends on our speculative engagement.

http://arts.vcu.edu/andersongallery/exhibitions/sun_and_shadow

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