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Visual Art

The Cithara and the Aulos: Lauren Clay

Sep 6, 2016—Apr 9, 2017
Dorothy W. Levitt Lobby, Peter Jay Sharp Building
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This exhibition is open to the public 8am—11pm daily.


Inspired by the dueling instruments of Apollo and Marsyas, Lauren Clay’s vinyl wallpaper installation transforms the vaulted arches and doors of BAM’s Dorothy W. Levitt Lobby. Clay marbleizes paper using traditional techniques, floating paint on the surface of a liquid solution and manipulating it into various patterns. She then scans the finished product, digitally enlarging and manipulating sections before printing it as adhesive wallpaper. In this site-specific installation, spiraling waves seem to pulse back and forth in a twisting pas-de-deux with the existing architecture, creating a psychedelic feel for a historic space.

Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Agnes Gund and Toby Devan Lewis

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Lauren Clay  

Lauren Clay is a sculptor living and working in New York. Her installation Squash & Stretch opens on February 16, 2016 at Savannah College of Art and Design, Trois Gallery, Atlanta. In 2015 she exhibited with Chicago’s LVL3 Gallery at Untitled, Miami, and in a three-person exhibition with Carey Denniston and Hanne Lipard at Topless, Rockaway Beach. She also executed a solo installation at Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ.

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2016 Next Wave Art Opening Reception
Tue, Oct 4, 2016
2016 Next Wave Art Opening Reception
Tue, Oct 4, 2016

Join BAM Visual Art and fellow art lovers at this opening reception to celebrate the 15th season of Next Wave Art.