By Barry Krammes
In anticipation of CIVA’s MAKING NOW conference, where Lynn Aldrich will be one of the guest presenters, we offer a sneak peek via this documentary film of her work.
Biola University’s Center for Christianity, Culture and the Arts presents Lynn Aldrich: Uncommon Artist, a documentary film providing a poetically rendered portrait of Los Angeles-based sculptor Lynn Aldrich an artist who attends to the most commonplace objects of consumer culture in the most uncommon ways.
Aldrich’s artworks traffic in the readymade materiality of items purchased in hardware, craft, and office supply stores, but her handling and re-presentation of these materials consistently evoke and explore the possibility that transcendent orders of meaning are always shining through even the most trivial aspects of life.
Beautifully shot and edited by filmmaker John Schmidt, this film opens a window into Aldrich’s studio in the months leading up to her 2015 exhibition at Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles.