Rena Bransten Gallery (new location)
San Francisco
1639 Market Street (between Franklin and Gough)
415-982-3292 FAX 415-982-1807
Nathan Lynch
dal 12/5/2014 al 2/7/2014
tue-fri 11am-5pm, sat 11am-4pm

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Nathan Lynch

Rena Bransten Gallery (new location), San Francisco

Another High. The artist features a series of ceramic work which, like the gallery itself, recalls the past while grappling with an unsure future.

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Inaugurating our new space at 1639 Market Street, Nathan Lynch will present a series of ceramic work which, like the gallery itself, recalls the past while grappling with an unsure future.

Motivated at first as homage to his late teacher Ken Price, Nathan Lynch’s abstract ceramic and wood sculptures make physical the difference between what we want and what we get. The work consists of abstract “blobjects” that appear to slump, sag, burst, drip, and ooze off of their platforms. Like a 4-day old helium balloon that is neither all the way up nor completely down, the forms hover in the layered emotions between elation, confusion, and disaster, suggesting the potential futility in even our best efforts. As Nathan describes; “In all levels of our life, we are in constant pursuit of the best solutions, from personal fitness and desktop applications to the national political debate. By remodeling this idealism, my work questions our value systems, revealing ironic, contradictory, and embarrassing culture narratives.”

Nathan Lynch was raised in Pasco, WA, an agricultural community in the shadow of Hanford Nuclear Power Plant. This environmental contradiction gave Lynch an acute sense of location and deep appreciation for irony. In the five formative years after graduation Lynch worked as the prop master for a local community theatre, the effects of which are still being realized in his current body of work. His concerns for political conflict and environmental upheaval are filtered through notions of absurdity, hand fabrication, and the dramatic devices of storytelling.

As a sculptor and performance artist, Lynch has made collaboration and experimentation major components of his practice. Recent projects include a residency at the Exploratorium, habitat restoration design for Ashy Storm Petrels on the Channel Islands, and a reinterpretation of David Ireland’s Dumballs for Southern Exposure’s 39th anniversary show, The Long Conversation. He is currently included in YBCA’s Bay Area Now 7 in San Francisco. At the University of Southern California Lynch studied with Ken Price, and later earned an MFA at Mills College with Ron Nagle. Lynch is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Ceramics Program at California College of the Arts.

Image: Holdingback, 2014. Ceramic, glaze, 12 1/2 x 9 x 5 1/2 inches

Opening Reception: May 17, 11 – 1pm

Rena Bransten Gallery
1639 Market Street (between Franklin and Gough) - San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuesday – Friday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 11am-4:00pm
and by appointment

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