Performance, talk for Sunday Salon

Dec 01, 2017
Heather Lyon, pictured in “Wrap,” will offer a new performance art piece at the Dec. 10 CMCA Sunday Salon.

Rockland — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., invites the public to attend a Sunday Salon with artist Heather Lyon of Blue Hill Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. Lyon is one of the artists represented in the current exhibition, “Materiality: The Matter of Matter,” on view at CMCA through Feb. 11.

A sculptor and performance artist who works with unlikely materials ranging from rebar to sequins to milk, Lyon received her MFA and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently teaches at the Blue Hill Harbor School. She has shown at numerous galleries in Chicago, Nantes (France) and Maine; and has done multiple residencies and workshops. She recently returned from Tbilisi, Georgia, where she was invited to exhibit and perform new work at the Georgian National Museum.

Lyon’s recent work on view at CMCA is “Milk, Roll, Wrap,” a series of task-based performance videos that question the ways we negotiate longing, loss, desire, power and vulnerability. During the Sunday Salon, Lyon will present a new live performance piece, followed by an informal talk and opportunity for audience questions.

CMCA's Sunday Salons are an ongoing series of engaging conversations with contemporary artists and thinkers in the fields of art and design. The talks are included with admission, free to CMCA members. For more information on upcoming Sunday Salons and the exhibition, visit cmcanow.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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