ALICIA EGGERT: EVERYTHING YOU ARE LOOKING FOR
THU NOV 21 - SUN FEB 2
Alicia Eggert is an American artist whose work primarily takes the form of kinetic, electronic and interactive sculpture. Everything You Are Looking For
, her largest solo exhibition to date, presents a body of work that draws on her background in sculpture and dimensional studies and is firmly rooted in design. A professor at Bowdoin College in Portland, Maine, Eggert was recently awarded the Dave Bown Awards Grand Prize and a named a 2013 TED Fellow.
Eggert trades in what could be thought of as chronological negative space, the moments surrounding the moments. Utilizing materials from the mechanics of highway signage, the sculptures in this exhibit explore the aesthetics of time and the nature of anticipation through words and messages in motion. That motion can be found both in the mechanics of the object itself or by your personal interaction with the sculpture. The relationship with time is a common theme in Eggert’s world. It does not move at a steady pace, quite the opposite. We are caught in a turnstile where time seemingly slows before the word is revealed and accelerates when the message disappears. Similarly, the found and frozen moments of anticipation in her photographs—a selection are on view as part of the exhibit—move us to fill in the rest of the story.
In conjunction with the opening of Everything You Are Looking For
, Eggert will mount an illuminated sculpture entitled You are (on) an island
onto a vehicle that will travel the streets of Arlington and DC during the opening week, Wednesday December 4 through Sunday December 8. Please visit the event page for a schedule and more information.
To see more of her work, please go to her website