Monday, February 23, 2015

New public work

I have been commissioned by a residential development company to build a permanent landmark sculpture for their apartment development, Park Nine at Ridgewalk, in Woodstock, GA. The complex is sited near a historic rope mill, so I was encouraged to keep that in mind.
As a Southerner, something as simple as the idea of rope can get complicated;  the imagery of rope can illicit not-so-great references, so I kept the work non-narrative and minimally conceptual, focusing on the formal aspects of rope (its linearity), and the industrial process of making rope. 
The work is essentially a simple "string art" exercise, but in three-dimensions using a non-rectangular matrix. The structure abstracts its basic profile from the sisal plant leaf - a major source of rope making fibers besides hemp. The matrix/framework will be stainless steel, and the "string art" will be galvanized steel rope. The steel rope is strung about the framework in such a way that the simple, straightforward lines create a complex series of geometries relative to the viewers position. The implied motion and seemingly complex interaction of the steel rope alludes to the repetitive wrapping and overlapping of fibers that happens in the production of rope.
During my research for this project, I watched a lot of videos about the industrial manufacturing of rope. Watching videos of rope being manufactured are quite mesmerizing. The videos lead my mind to think about String Theory in Physics, so the sculpture also playfully (non-scientifically) imagines billions of tiny fibers coming together at the apex, then expanding outward into the warped matrix that we know as space-time.

Monday, February 2, 2015

New Drawing, New Directions

I am at a new place in my work. A whole new direction. It is much more personal, although it holds all of the same theoretical underpinnings of my previous work. I am introducing a new set of signifiers - the images and markers of Southern life. Specifically, I am looking at objects and images that have made an impression on me in various ways throughout my life as a first generation Southerner. Although this body of work is in it's infancy, and it could change at any time, I am constantly developing new ideas that I am really excited about. Here is the first piece to kick it off - a Mickey Thompson off-road tire.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

More images of "LCD"

Images from my Art on the Atlanta Beltline project LCD. These images were take the day/night of the Beltline Lantern Parade. All images ©Casey Lynch 2014. More information available in my previous post.

Friday, September 5, 2014

"LCD" on the Atlanta Beltline

LCD is a set of 4 line generating lasers, each set as the corner of a rectangle. The rectangle is about 48x27 feet, holding the 16:9 ratio of most contemporary screens. Any collection of people who pass thru the installation will all have a green stripe around their lower leg/ ankle.

Computers, phones, and even television screens are rectangles of light that connect users to virtual public spaces such as social media websites; LCD is a virtual rectangle that that connects people, via light, in a real public space.
LCD is a public artwork commissioned by Art on the Atlanta Beltline, located under the Freedom Parkway overpass. © Casey Lynch (2014)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Preparing for another project on the Atlanta Beltline

this is not a bomb
lasers! pew! pew! pew!
Radio flyer at full towing capacity
Under the Freedom Parkway overpass
Tryin to catch me ridin dirty
Inconspicuous little boxes

Thursday, May 15, 2014

2014-2015 Walthall Fellowship

I am so excited to receive this Fellowship!

Monday, March 3, 2014

"Parergon" Installation Shots

Here are some images of my installation at the newly-named Malinda Jolley Mortin Gallery (former Clayton Gallery) as part of the grand opening of the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University. They were taken with my phone; I will be getting professional images taken soon, and hopefully using them to update my sad, neglected website.
View as you walk into the gallery ©Casey Lynch
Installation design for Ben Goldman's video "Circadian Rhythm" ©Casey Lynch
Alternate view of  suspended projector holder for Ben Goldman's video. Behind is a pair of lighted curved walls separating on left (floor) is Imi Hwangbo's piece and on the right is the Resource Room. ©Casey Lynch
Installation view of David Haxton's 1980 video, "Painting Room Lights" ©Casey Lynch
View into the Resource Room, space designed by Casey Lynch, furnished by curators Teresa Bramlette Reeves and Kirstie Tepper. ©Casey Lynch
Splash-wall for Ruth Zuckerman's sculptural work that I designed. It optically plays with the perspective  of the Atrium. (I designed the shape/size of the wall. The imagery was the work of the Museum. ©Casey Lynch