Way of the World, B. Lynch’s multi-dimensional fantasy installation of the Reds and Greys goes on view June 25 at the Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter NH. The artist reception will be July 11 from 5-7 PM, including a short artist talk. This timely exhibit reflects on wealth, power and work. The cast of characters has grown considerably and they are featured in 2D, 3D and digital dimensions including four videos created especially for the installation. Viewers get to check out the clubby Red room, or explore via video a metaphorical hot air balloon ride. The Big Blog invites stories, photos and comments as well as asking for advice for where Act 3 of the Red Baiters saga should go. The gallery is located in the Frederick R. Mayer Art Center 11 Tan Lane in Exeter NH. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Summer hours are Tuesday—Friday 9 am to 4 pm and closed July 4.
The time-bending imaginary concept places the Reds faction in the eighteenth century with their splendid clothes and insouciance. The Greys live in a dystopian time with early twentieth century technology to assist their many labors. But each faction asks the viewer to wonder what they want from life. Leisure without the passion and dignity of work seems sterile. Toil without opportunity to relax or infuse beauty into life is drear. How can society cope without revolution? The artist doesn’t provide answers but rather asks us to cogitate on Voltaire’s advice to tend our garden.
lino cuts Heavy Hauler and Mirror, Mirror ©B. Lynch
Video still ©B. Lynch Red Baiters Prologue