This Texas Artist Confronts Familial Identity in a Very Powerful Way
The San Antonio Museum of Art is proud to present Marilyn Lanfear: Material Memory, a focused exhibition of 19 objects celebrating Texan artist Marilyn Lanfear and her work of the past 40 years. Lanfear uses a wide range of materials in her work to tell stories and preserve memories. Personal family histories are her inspiration, but her works reflect universal themes. Check out this though-provoking work for yourself when you catch this exhibit on September 27th.
Lanfear’s body of work incorporates a variety of materials. Narrative is the driving force in determining the medium for each artwork. Lanfear learns an artistic process as needed—such as soldering a woman’s blouse of out of lead—to create new meaning through the relationship between subject and materials. Lanfear also incorporates found objects collected over many years, transforming them into sculptures and creating new narratives in the process.
“I think viewers will find resonance in Lanfear’s poetic exploration of memory, history, and family,” said Curatorial Associate Lana Meador, and the curator of the exhibition. “Lanfear is known for using family narratives in her work, but the materials she uses invite viewers to reflect on their own experiences. [She] invites us to look closely at common, shared experience. Her work allows us to better know our past, ourselves, and ultimately, where that leads us. I am delighted to share this exhibition with our community.”
Marilyn Lanfear: Material Memory is open to the public through November 11th. Visitors may view Lanfear’s works with regular admission. Members, students, seniors, and children may enjoy reduced rates on admission.
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Thursday, September 27, 2018—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78215