Lynn Cazabon: Losing Winter
May 28 – August 8
Common Ground Gallery
Losing Winter is a participatory artwork and archive of memories and emotions about the season of winter, providing a window onto personal loss in the face of climate change. At the heart of the project are video recordings of memories from participants about a winter from their past. For the exhibition at VisArts, Cazabon is working with VisArts to organize workshops for children (aged 8 and up) who will create original artworks based on memories collected from residents of Rockville aged 50 and up. The artworks will be displayed in the exhibition along with the video recorded memories. Cazabon is also in the process of developing a mobile app for the project that will enable users to record and upload memories and experience the memories of others through an augmented reality interface.
About the artist:
Lynn Cazabon is an artist based in Baltimore, MD, and is a Professor of Art at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her work has been exhibited internationally with museums and galleries as public art, and in solo and group exhibitions with the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Bucharest, Romania), Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center (Tainan, Taiwan), South Bend Museum of Art (South Bend, IN), WRO Art Center (Wrocław, Poland), Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth, New Zealand), The Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, PA), Artists Space (New York, NY), Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo, NY), Schroeder Romero Gallery (New York, NY), Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta, GA), and with the Art in Embassies Program. She has received grants and fellowships from the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund, Puffin Foundation, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Maryland State Arts Council, Fulbright Scholar Program, Trawick Foundation, Franklin Furnace Archives, The Camargo Foundation, MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. Cazabon received an MFA degree in Photography from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, as well as BFA and BA degrees from the University of Michigan.