William Lamson

10.22.09

William Lamson

William Lamson
Thursday, October 29th at 6:30pm
The School of the Art Institute
Columbus Bldg Auditorium
280 S. Columbus Dr.

William Lamson’s work involves intervening with natural and cultural forces to explore ideas of power, control, and human agency. Through the use of homemade props and low-tech devices he engages directly with these forces as a performer, or by passively allowing his constructions to function on their own. Although his performances often involve struggle, and the devices appear to work effortlessly, in both systems chance and inevitability become dominant factors. In each case, his work documents a subtle transformation, a collaboration between forces that are usually unseen or unconsidered and his agency as an artist.

William Lamson is a Brooklyn-based artist who works in video, photography, performance and sculpture.  His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and a number of private collections. Since graduating from the Bard MFA program in 2006, his work has been shown at P.S.1, The Brooklyn Museum, Franklin Art Works in Minneapolis
and the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, among others.

– via The Parlor Room

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