Driving Forces: Sculpture by Lin Emery

Kinetic art is prompted by the kinetic life of its author. Lin Emery's sculptures express her ever-moving perception of life.

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As a part of Georgia Museum of Art, there is Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden where artworks by female sculptors are exhibited. This time, it displays a collection of kinetic sculptures by Lin Emery. This rather new kind of visual art is a natural expression of contemporary reality where movement is as vital and obvious as perhaps never before. Such sculptures react sensibly to outside impacts and thus reveal the connection and interaction of all the elements in the world.

Lin Emery and kinetic sculpture must have been made for each other. Born in New York City, Ms. Emery's early life is a chain of restless migrations. Her peripatetic education includes a stop in Sorbonne (with Ossip Zadkine as her mentor). Having finally settled in New Orleans, she reveals affection to this port city by exploiting industrial materials like polished or brushed marine aluminum. Her pieces (inspired by music and dance as well as by natural forms) can be found around the city making them and their author a notable part of New Orleans. These strong and delicate artworks "breathe" with gentle movement giving an example of the harmonic interaction of creatures with the driving forces of reality.

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When was it?

October 1, 2016 – April 2, 2017
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thu 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sun 1–5 p.m.
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Where was it?

Address of Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602
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Exhibition category
  • Contemporary art
  • Sculpture
  Published ID133422

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