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Kelly Lamb
Dec 12, 2015 - Feb 6, 2016

LA><ART is pleased to present Mindscapes by artist and designer Kelly Lamb. Kelly Lamb’s work concentrates on the themes of the spiritual quest and concepts of infinity and continuum. Working in ceramics and other materials Lamb’s alchemical approach experiments with ritual process and personal experience to create a visual language of charged symbols and magically endowed objects. Mindscapes references the internal environment that shapes and affects the external experience of the world.
The exhibition’s sculptural fountain features a stack of cast lemons, a fruit used throughout the history, art, and religion as a symbol of purity, fidelity, and protection from evil, and an embodiment of bitterness and resentment. The work also plays with the adage of “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” To Lamb, the flowing water evokes a continuum of reality within an otherwise surreal figuration, a dichotomy that extends to other readings of the work.

Kelly Lamb is an artist based in Los Angeles, California. For the past twenty years Kelly has worked across many disciplines, including: sculpture; photography; video; and product and interior design. Lamb’s aesthetic is heavily inspired by Sacred Geometry, Viennese Secessionism, the Arts and Crafts Movement and architects such as Buckminster Fuller and Oscar Niemeyer. Her use of clean, angular, geometric lines contradicts organic shape, creating a dynamic dialogue between natural form and structural design.

Kelly’s projects range from fine art and high-end furniture design to homeware. Her furniture is currently represented by Twentieth in Los Angeles. KL Studios products are sold on kellylamb.net and in boutique stores throughout the United States. Lamb has had two solo exhibitions in New York City at Spencer Brownstone and the Newman Popiashvili Gallery. Kelly’s work has also been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries and art fairs including: the Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC; The New Museum, NYC; Agnes B., Paris, France; Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France; Art Basel, Switzerland/Miami; and the Armory Show, NYC. Her interiors include Malo Restaurant, LA; El Prado Bar. LA; and the green room of the Echo Nightclub, LA.