Walter Mencken 11 a.m., May 24
Susan Graham @ Lux Art Institute
Susan Graham will arrive at Lux Art Institute (1550 S. El Camino Real) in Encinitas on September 13 and reside through October 6. Her industrial machinery and other objects made of porcelain and sugar will be on display through October 27.
Graham's work has been displayed in museums and galleries in New York, and she is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. Susan Graham stated on the Institute's website, "I have been using both sugar and porcelain to create pieces with the same delicate look and a conceptually similar idea of preciousness, fragility and intense process. My sculptures and installations use repetitive acts or actions--often resulting in the making of a multitude of similar objects--and are linked to a particular psychological state. The materials I use, such as sugar and porcelain, give the pieces a feeling of domesticity or sweetness, while the subjects are ones that make me uncomfortable."
Lux Art Institute is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is $5 and good for two visits during the same artist residency.