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Artist Performance and Reception at COA
September 20 @ 6:30 pm
Performance, video and installation artist Heather Lyon is spending a month working at College of the Atlantic this fall as the 2022 COA Kippy Stroud Artist in Residence.
Lyon is developing work in COA’s Ethel H. Blum Gallery and within landscapes on Mount Desert Island during the month of September. She will perform her work and join a reception on the college’s North Lawn on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Lyon, of Blue Hill, creates art that is deeply involved with the natural world, said COA Allan Stone Chair in the Visual Arts Catherine Clinger.
“Heather seeks a deepening of spirit and this pursuit is implicated both in the nuance of her performances and the raw objects she creates,” Clinger said. “Heather’s practice operates within the realm of the waters and atmosphere of coast and forest, sky and sea; acknowledging the cycles of the four seasons, day and night. Moving through real and imagined landscapes, she becomes an active participant in the vagaries of their light and material environments.”
Lyon’s art investigates relationships and the ways in which we negotiate longing, loss, desire and vulnerability, combining her interest in the meanings of materials (ranging from rebar to sequins to milk to ash) and the question of the human body.