Ariel Lavery

Open Drawer

February 7 - 13, 2015

Ariel Lavery presents an installation of digitally remastered drawings, silkscreen prints, and sculpture in Open Drawer. The work sifts through the debris of mainstream domestic culture, disrupting familiar associations, motifs, and iconography of the home. The sculpture and installation play with the psychology behind the production of the middle-American domestic place by juxtaposing functional intent and idiosyncratic responsiveness, while the drawings were generated from images of materials found from craigslist and auction sites that make up the sculpture and installation in Lavery’s work. The three elements actively divide and collaborate with each other to redefine the audience’s trajectory through the particularities of the space.

Ariel Lavery graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BFA from the University of Colorado Boulder (2007) and received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2013). She has exhibited nationally in Colorado, Kentucky, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Tennessee, Vermont, and Washington, DC. Recent solo exhibitions include Project 1 at Zephyr Gallery in Louisville, KY and Afterward at the River Campus Gallery at Southeast Missouri State University. Recent two person and group exhibitions include Anything That Has a Front at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, Fresh at the AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, The Best of the Northeast at the Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, and Ice Breaker 5 at the Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO. She is also a recent recipient of the Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Ariel currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Watkins College of Art in Nashville, TN.