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Gold Flood, 2009 Installation
Gold Flood
Curated by: Ciara Ennis

Pitzer College
1050 North Mills Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
July 23rd, 2009 - September 10th, 2009
Opening: September 10th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.pitzer.edu/galleries
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
san gabriel valley
EMAIL:  
pitzer_galleries@pitzer.edu
PHONE:  
909-607-3143 (Ciara Ennis)
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday-Friday noon-5 p.m.
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Pitzer College
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DESCRIPTION

In the second Emerging Artist series, Los Angeles based Canadian artist Karen Lofgren creates a site-specific project for the Lenzner Family Art Gallery at Pitzer College. Lofgren's richly evocative and provoking objects—a gigantic gold-linked chain, a life-size unicorn made from Christmas lights and transparent tape and golden chain spider webs—are made from a collection of unusual substances and materials that can be both somber and absurd. Alluding to a host of diverse references—minimalism, corporate architecture, rock and consumer culture aesthetics—Lofgren's highly unique, 'life-scale' sculptural works and installations tackle a range of subjects including medieval alchemy, natural history, politics and philosophy. Alluding to multiple narratives, the works wrestle with their materiality and deliver a highly satisfying visual experience. For the Lenzner Gallery, Lofgren will flood the floor with gold puddles.