Currently on view through May 2, 2019.
The King Street Gallery presents House Work, featuring the work of Ron Lambert and Hollis McCracken from March 25th – May 2nd, 2019.
House Work explores a shared passion for architecture as narrative. Artists Ron Lambert and Hollis McCracken consider the human condition as it is reflected in the architectural spaces people inhabit. Lambert sees his architecturally-inspired forms as portraits, while McCracken personifies buildings. Both artists work directly with architectural materials, extracting elements and building new forms.
About the Artists
Ron Lambert investigates the intersection between psychology and the construction of our environment. They tell the story of how we push our way forward to feel secure and comfortable. The struggle to keep these places healthy consumes a large part of our time. The pieces he has been making over the past few years can be seen as portraits. They represent his fears and anxieties about how fragile this protective shell is, and see the sculptures like specimens of sick dwellings. Like a doctor would remove an infected area from our body, these architectural elements are removed from the home.
Lambert is an Assistant Professor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania working mainly in sculpture and video. He received his MFA from Alfred University, and his BFA from the University of Connecticut. Lambert’s work has shown in several national museums and contemporary art centers, and his video works have been screened internationally including in Hungary, Serbia, Romania, and in Beijing, China.
Hollis McCracken’s work investigates themes of identity, addiction, loss, and the complexity of human emotions. She draws inspiration from the architectural world around her, borrowing bits from its vast visual language. In her recent body of work, she has been exploring ideas of instability and strength by creating sculptures that rest seemingly precariously on top of skinny wooden structures similar to scaffolding and viaducts.
McCracken is originally from Baltimore, MD. Majoring in sculpture, she graduated with her BFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California in 2011. She spent five years in Tucson, Arizona working as a studio technician at Pima Community College, and as an art instructor at a non-profit. She received her MFA in Furniture Design/Wood from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018.
King Street Gallery at the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College is located at 930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD. For more information, visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/.