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Studio Series: Francis Upritchard

DATE

Thursday, February 15, 2018

TIME

5:30pm–8:00pm

LOCATION

Education Pavilion

AUDIENCE

Adults 18+

COST

Free for Lux Local members & new Individual members | $10 guests

EVENT CONTACT

760.436.6611 | info@luxartinstitute.org

DESCRIPTION

Join us for Francis Upritchard's Studio Series on February 15th. Experience a unique opportunity, as Resident Artist Francis Upritchard leads an engaging discussion about both her work and artistic process. 

-See Resident Artist Francis Upritchard's work from 5-5:45 in the Artist Pavilion 
-Mingle in the Education Pavilion from 5:30-6:15
-Listen and engage with Francis during her Studio Talk 6:15-7:15

Further Questions: Please contact our Visitor Services team at visitorservices@luxartinstitute.org or call 760-436-6611.

About the Artist:

Upritchard’s intuitive investigations into cultural heritage morph into sculptural forms that transcend cultures and gender and blend the past with the present to create a contemporaneity that is timeless. Upritchard incorporates different materials that are non-toxic and malleable as much as possible, which allow her to get up close and spend personal time with her material. One of the materials she uses is balata, which is a rubber from Brazil. The balata is put in a malleable state by warming it in hot water, after which it is placed in a tub with cold water. In this part of the process the artist has to work quickly and therefore her work has to be intuitive. Watercolor paintings accompany the process as studies.
Pedestals are important in Upritchard’s work as they define how a viewer sees it. She uses old furniture or custom made pedestals in rejection of the white cube pedestal. Her relationship with crafts, shown through her use of furniture, fabric, and jewelry, is important to her practice and celebrates crafts as an art form.
 

 

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