Untitled (2008); Dimensions variable; Wood, stone, seeds, soil, lights; Courtesy of the Artist
Emerging Artist #1: William Ransom
January 29 – March 27, 2009
Lenzner Family Art Gallery
Pitzer College Art Galleries inaugurates its new Emerging Artist Program in the Lenzner Family Art Gallery with its first artist-in-residence, William Ransom. Ransom, who makes meticulously crafted, large-scale sculptural works from recycled and found wood, will transform the space into an experimental hub from December 2008 to January 2009, culminating in a site-specific installation that includes composting and other biological entropic activities. Fusing the old and the new, Ransom combines nostalgia for bygone materials and production methods with sustainable solutions for a future lifestyle.