Lynn Cazabon: Losing Winter
June 1 – 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 collected memories from individuals aged 50+ living in Montgomery County via virtual sessions. These memory recordings served as inspiration for children participating in fused glass and fabric collage workshops. The artworks they created, along with the video recorded memories, are on display in the exhibition. Losing Winter will be realized in a different iteration at the Maryland Center for History and Culture in Baltimore, opening July 21.
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.