From November 28, 2014 to January 18, 2015, Centre MATERIA is presenting the British Columbia sculptor Lou Lynn’s most recent works. The artist will be attending the opening on November 28 at 5 p.m. It will also be the occasion to launch the video vignette of Ms. Lynn’s work, in the presence of filmmaker Geneviève Allard.
Starting off the Canadian Craft Year 2015 in the most natural way, Lou Lynn’s presence at Centre MATERIA is both an honor and a wise choice. This exhibition celebrates contemporary craft practices by gathering together some recent and previously unseen works of a renowned artist. Exhibited solo for the first time in Quebec City, Lou Lynn’ work is recognised at an international level and has been awarded many distinctions. It showcases the artist’s interest in the properties of materials, combining the fragility of glass with the strength of bronze, the modesty of the object with the magnitude of the artwork.
Since the seventies, Lou Lynn has worked with glass employing various techniques (casting, cold-worked glass, blown glass, etc.) and has explored its variations by mixing it with wood and metal, among other things. Fascinated with the tools and instruments of earlier times, she demonstrates great technical skills, as well as a particular sensitivity to the material, formal and aesthetic qualities of objects.
Lou Lynn’s work has earned a genuine international recognition. Her contribution to her discipline goes beyond her reputation and her artistic production. She has become a guide for young artists through her involvement as a teacher, mentor, special adviser and speaker.
Lou Lynn has pursued advanced studies in glass in Washington, Hawaii and Portland. For many years, she was affiliated with the renowned Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, beginning as a student and eventually as a guest teacher. Her works have been shown around the world and are now part of private and public collections in countries such as China, Denmark, the United States, Germany and Canada. Lou Lynn was inducted to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2010 and has been nominated twice for the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. She lives and works in Winlaw, British Columbia.