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School of Visual Arts

SKYLINE DRIVE: A Solo Exhibition by Lindsey Landfried


Penn State School of Visual Arts M.F.A. graduate student Lindsey Landfried’s solo exhibition, SKYLINE DRIVE, is on display through February 11 at Galleri Urbane in Dallas, Texas. Landfried composes works on paper, ranging from intimate to panoramic in scale, comprised of dense nets of loops. Works bridge painting and sculptural forms by employing origami-like folds, floating with the aid of magnets.

Using pens and acrylic paint, Landfried’s accretion of marks mimics the language of data processing or of galaxies far away, gridding ethereal mists of color. Landfried calls these structures “an optical elegy to writing, when all paper and digital memory are ephemeral pulp.” Taking inspiration from poetry, her works parallel writing formats—ongoing lines borrow design from text and are visually organized like paragraphs through the use of columns and margins.

​SKYLINE DRIVE features a series of entirely new works whose environments feel lawless, void of time or gravity, which chromatically evoke the colors of sunsets and atmospheres of dawn. Using a special UV-sensitive paint, Landfried cajoles glare, brightness, white-outs and refraction for the purpose of investigating the optical phenomenology of light for her own forming futuristic archeologies and fictional sciences.

Landfried’s work has been exhibited recently at Momenta Art, Tiger Strikes Asteroid NY, SPACE Gallery of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and Space 4 Art: San Diego. Landfried was a 2014-15 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Award and a 2013 fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for artistic practice. She has completed residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Takt Kunstraum Tapir Berlin, and was featured in New American Paintings. She was the winner of the 2015 jurors' award at the UNC Asheville Works on Paper Biennial. 

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