The Weight of Water,
A Performance by Heather Lyon
Friday, October 1, 6:30PM
Heather Lyon’s work is a visual and movement-based inquiry into the miraculous. “The Weight of Water ” is a durational performance, an interaction between her body and 75 pounds of dark blue sand. The weight of the sand corresponds to the weight of the water content of Lyon’s body and is a manifestation of the unknowable, the void. Lyon invites us to become empathetic witnesses to her contemplative movement of and with the sand. The slippage of sand vibrates and expands into the void and from that emerges pattern and form. This work is in resonance with her recent paintings of whirlpools, a response to the pull of the sublime.
The Weight of Water will be performed on one evening, Friday October 1, 6:30 pm.
Reservations are necessary, we have limited available seating.
Masks will be required, thank you for your understanding.
Heather Lyon is a performance, video and installation artist born and based in Blue Hill, Maine. Combining her interest in the meanings of materials (ranging from rebar to sequins to milk to ash) and the question of the human body, she investigates relationships and the ways in which we negotiate longing, loss, desire, and vulnerability. She holds a BFA (2002) and MFA (2004) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has recently been exhibited and performed at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, Maine; SPACE, Portland, Maine; Cove Street Gallery, Portland, Maine; TEMPOart, Portland, Maine; The Danforth Gallery, University of Maine Augusta, Augusta, Maine; Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, Maine; Zaratan, Lisbon, Portugal; “The Picnic Pavilion” a parallel project to the 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; The State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia and at Artisterium 10, Tbilisi, Georgia, for which she received an Emergency Artist Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York.
Images: Heather Lyon’s Whirlpool Series, Acrylic on cotton rag paper, 30 x 22 inches each, Framed and on view until October 16.