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Lindsay Hall: Post-Graduate Resident Talk

September 22, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

As Lindsay Hall wraps up her time in the Post Graduate Studio (Studio 12), we invite you to join us for a reception and artist talk, moderated by artist Danni O’Brien. Hear about the “tubes and sacks” she’s had on view in her studio and what she hopes the next chapter has in store.

7:00 Reception, 7:30 Talk

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Lindsay Hall


I create colorfully titillating pieces that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. The resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with a provocative playfulness, and the occasional glitter bomb. The forms are reminiscent of bodily orifices, hair, and luscious fleshy lumps. Superficially, my work serves as eroticized eye candy, but further inspection suggests the layered innuendos and the juicy persuasions. Desire and temptation become valuable components for experience and interpretation. The work is sensuous in nature, often provoking haptic responses. My interdisciplinary practice fuses sculpture, painting, installation, and drawing. I source an eclectic range of materials including silicone, fiber, foam, spray paint, and glitter, as well as repurposing found objects. Contrasting textures, forms, and materials are combined in reference to binaries: attraction/repulsion, feminine/masculine, hard/soft, interior/exterior, beautiful/grotesque.


Danielle O’Brien


Danielle O’Brien is an artist and educator born and raised in the D.C. metro area. Currently an educator in Fairfax County, O’Brien strikes a balance between her passion for art education and advocacy with an active interdisciplinary studio practice. Her work, based habits of collecting and compiling, grapples with notions of childhood, play, and sexuality. O’Brien has shown regionally at McLean Project for the Arts, The Target Gallery, and The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, and more broadly, at The University of Cincinnati, Women Made Gallery (Chicago), and the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction (New Mexico). She has returned to the DC area after pursuing an artist residency at Proyecto Ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina and another at Art Farm in Marquette, Nebraska.




September 22, 2017
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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