BURBANK (October 2, 2015) – In her first solo exhibition, artist Lisa Diane Wedgeworth will be showcased at Woodbury University’s Nan Rae Gallery on the Burbank campus. The opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled for Sunday, October 11, from 3 – 5 p.m.
Who: Born in Los Angeles, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth earned both her BA and MFA
(2014) degrees from California State University, Los Angeles in Studio Art. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2015); Papillion Gallery, Los Angeles (2015); GLAMFA, Long Beach (2014) and L.A. Freewaves (2013) among others.
Wedgeworth employs abstraction to reinterpret narratives from personal and historical events through constellations and celestial bodies that become metaphors for human interactions and the consequences of these interactions. Wedgeworth lives and works in Los Angeles and is the founder of PS 2920, a project space in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
What: “Lisa Diane Wedgeworth: Star Tracking is an exhibition of new work that
continues my examination of the gravitational pull that exists between the celestial and the earthly and its influence on our relationships, our behaviors and, ultimately, our psyche. By mapping personal and historical experiences on celestial bodies, I suggest a symbiotic relationship between the two and question the influence they have over each other.
“I collect narrative from both the personal and collective memory, excavating narratives laced with madness. Initially, the narratives I collected were primarily from my childhood and included those of my maternal grandmother whose abusive interactions with my sister made me consider the consequences of intergenerational relationships and traditions on the psychology of the women in my family. My collection of narratives has expanded to include those from the public memory gathered as eavesdropping, gossip, historical research, documentaries and popular culture.
“I employ object-making, gestural drawing and abstraction to examine these personal and historical narratives through painting, video, mixed-media and installation as material and aesthetic platforms to re-interpret and/or re-tell these narratives.”
Date/Time: Exhibition Dates: Oct. 11 – Nov. 15
Gallery hours: Weds 12- 8 p.m., Thurs – Sun 12 – 5 p.m.
Location: Nan Rae Gallery, Woodbury University, 7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA 91504 818-252-5112
About Woodbury University
Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. It offers bachelor’s degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and College of Transdisciplinarity, along with a Master of Arts in Media for Social Justice, Master of Architecture (MArch), Master of Interior Architecture (MIA), Master of Science in Architecture (MSArch), and Master of Leadership. The San Diego campus offers Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees, as well as an MSArch degree with concentrations in Real Estate Development and Landscape + Urbanism. DesignIntelligence has ranked the Interior Architecture BFA #2 in the West. Woodbury ranks 15th among the nation’s “25 Colleges That Add the Most Value,” according to Money Magazine and is a 2014-2015 College of Distinction. Visit woodbury.edu for more information.
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