Alternate Worlds | Coral Penelope Lambert
Alternate Worlds by Coral Penelope Lambert presented by NE SCULPTURE | Gallery Factory
Coral's work explores forces of nature and seeks to address darker issues related to the earth’s resources and contamination, this exhibition in particular hints at the proliferation of space junk and current mining of other planets.
Innate in all of us is the urge to make, to change, and to control. As a sculptor who works directly with material and process she places importance on where materials come from and how they change over time by natural or human acts. Coral has developed unique metal casting practices as an ideal vehicle to explore phenomena. The foundry is her laboratory where she visually articulates concepts through manipulating processes that speed up and parallel those found in nature. Responding directly to metal’s transitional fluid state, she engages with it as an ancient living material from the deepest darkest skies to the core of the earth; it flows, breathes, and emerges from the mold raw and elemental. She allows traces of the process to remain as evidence, scars of the transformation from hot to cold, from liquid to solid.
Coral's objective is to create an experience that resonates with the viewer in a physical and mindful way, the abstract nature of the work invites the public to develop their own interpretations about materials, resources and natural phenomena.
Born in England in 1966. Coral achieved a B.F.A at Canterbury School of Art in 1989 and a M.F.A at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1990. She went on to receive an International Research Fellowship at the University of Minnesota, MN from 1994-97. Internationally Coral has exhibited in 10 one person and 143 group shows, 78 of which were Invitational. She is an original ‘Iron Maiden’ and Founding Director of USUK Iron Symposium 1997-2012. She Co-Founded New Orleans Sculpture Lab 2000- 2005 and Co-Chaired the 5th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art in 2006 taking it overseas for the first time to the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale, UK. Coral is the recipient of 22 awards including Gottlieb Foundation Award, Jerome Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Grant and is recognized in the top three ISC Outstanding Educators for 2019 and 2020.
Coral Penelpe Lambert is Professor of Sculpture at Alfred University, NY where she directs the National Casting Center Foundry.
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Gala + Auction June 12th Noon - 7PM
Join for the Closing Celebration of ALTERNATE WORLDS and festivities in the Sculpture Quad, including a WOW bus metal pouring work shop and live music 3 - 5pm curated by Philippe Gallandat. Find directions and a map on our website here. Find the Facebook event here.
Starry Starry Night AUCTION: All work in the exhibition will be sold below market value with 50% of the proceeds being donated to the Social Justice Billboard Project. Register here to make a bid by 7pm Saturday 6/12. Coral will be at NE Sculpture | Gallery Factory on Saturday 6/12 5-7pm and Sunday 6/13 1-5pm to sign work and for folks to collect their new sculptures, prints & Dawn Stars. Delivery or shipping is also available.
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