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Automatic, a new exhibition of video and
drawings by Brooklyn artist William Lamson.
|While traveling in South America last spring, Lamson began “Automatic,” a video
and drawing project in which he harnessed the natural forces of wind and water
to power three low-tech drawing machines made from found objects such as
plastic bottles, string and wood. A video documents the uncanny movement of
each apparatus at work and its relationship to the landscape around it. The
results of his efforts (or lack of) are a series of abstract drawings, each distinct
depending on the type of marker, apparatus and existing weather conditions.
|'Kite Drawing' .49 Liters. Jan 31, 2009. 740-915 PM. Colonia Valdense, Uruguay
|A recent review in Art Forum described Lamson as “juxtaposing the systematic with
the random, questioning his own role as artist while maintaining an individual
aesthetic.” The Village Voice included Lamson in their recent article “Three New York
City artists you probably don't know, but should.”
|Exhibition closes - NOVEMBER 14, 2009
|Marty Walker Gallery
2135 Farrington Street , Dallas , TX 75207
hours: Tue-Fri 11-6, Sat 12-5, and by appt
|William Lamson’s work can be found in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art,
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, West Collection, Progressive Corporate Art Collection,
Cleveland, Ohio, and the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts. The artist lives
and works in Brooklyn, New York.
|WILLIAM LAMSON, Kite Drawing Apparatus, Colonia Valdense, Uruguay, 2009