In the Video Gallery
William Lamson: Actions
The exhibitions open to the public on Friday, November 7 with a reception from 6 to 8pm. Admission is free.
The exhibition is curated by Franklin Art Works' Director Tim Peterson.
Lamson, based in New York, will premier his recently completed Actions series of 33 short videos (2007-08) in which the artist artfully bursts dozens of black balloons in increasingly inventive ways. The videos, extending over 30 minutes, are a study in motion with a dry sense of humor throughout. Each short work required intricate planning, exact timing and deadpan performance by the artist, such as Actions (April 10, 2008) depicting the artist swinging into frame, suspended from his heels to pop a falling balloon at the last possible moment of its fall with a pin attached to his head.
Lamson received an MFA from Bard College. His works in video and sculpture have been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts (Santa Fe), Real Art Ways (Hartford), the Brooklyn Museum, Pierogi, Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City) and PS1/MoMA.