Lynn Aldrich – Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York / San Francisco
Born in Bryan, Texas, USA
Los Angeles artist Lynn Aldrich’s sculptures use colorful and textured mass-produced items to raise questions about the state of the environment, natural resources, and human consumption. Termed "Home Depot Pop" in a recent article in LA Weekly, Aldrich’s 21st century interpretations of Ready-Made sculptures embrace the physical purpose of the object employed, using hoses to represent water flow or lampshades to represent natural and artificial light. Aldrich states, "in the studio, I design and construct, inspired by the simplicity and directness of Minimalism. Humility and irony seem more appropriate than angst, but there is an environmental concern or even apocalyptic understatement to many works."
Lynn Aldrich has an upcoming retrospective at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and is in the public collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Calder Foundation, New York; and The New York Public Library, among others.