Galleri Urbane is thrilled to welcome back Pennsylvania-based artist Lindsey Landfried after being featured in 2015’s Here and Now. Landfried composes works on paper, ranging from intimate to panoramic in scale, comprised of dense nets of loops. Works bridge painting and sculptural forms by employing origami-like folds, floating with the aid of magnets. Using pens and acrylic paint, the artist’s accretion of marks mimics the language of data processing or of galaxies far away, gridding ethereal mists of color. Landfried calls these structures, “an optical elegy to writing, when all paper and digital memory are ephemeral pulp.”
Taking inspiration from poetry, the artist’s works parallel writing formats—ongoing lines borrow design from text and are visually organized like paragraphs through the use of columns and margins. Landfried cites Sol LeWitt’s Paragraphs on Conceptual Art to define her conceptual approach in regards to logic. LeWitt posited;
“Some ideas are logical in conception and illogical perceptually. The ideas need not be complex, most ideas that are successful are ludicrously simple. Successful ideas generally have the appearance of simplicity because they seem inevitable.”
For Skyline Drive, Galleri Urbane will show a series of entirely new works whose environments feel lawless, void of time or gravity, which chromatically evoke the colors of sunsets and atmospheres of dawn. Using a special UV-sensitive paint, Landfried cajoles glare, brightness, white-outs and refraction for the purpose of investigating the optical phenomenology of light for her own forming futuristic archeologies and fictional sciences.
Lindsey Landfried lives and works in State College, PA. Her work has been exhibited recently at Momenta Art, Tiger Strikes Asteroid NY, SPACE Gallery of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and Space 4 Art: San Diego. Landfried was a 2014-15 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner award and a 2013 fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for artistic practice. She has completed residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Takt Kunstraum Tapir Berlin, and was featured in New American Paintings and winner of the 2015 jurors award at the UNC Asheville Works on Paper Biennial.