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Closing Reception Today at VS Lower Gallery – Work by MFA Candidate Liz Lessner

September 5, 2013  by: Natalie Fleming

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Please join us today, Thursday, September 5th, from 5pm-7pm in the Visual Studies CFA Gallery, for a closing reception for the work of Media Study MFA candidate Liz Lessner.

Liz Lessner is a sculptor interested in using technology to engage the sensorium. Her sculptures are concerned with narratives of longing, hope, and desire. They describe the places where culture and social norms influence identity and behavior. Her work ranges from figurative to abstract installational sculptures that are augmented by the viewer’s performance. These performative installations imply the body or its placement and prompt the viewer to physically interact with them. In this work the viewer becomes a graphic part of the sculpture while also having a unique and personal experience of it.

Lessner has exhibited her sculptures in group and two person exhibitions in Oregon, Michigan, and New York. Past exhibitions include the two person show “Common China” at 3rd Ward, Brooklyn as well as group shows at Brooklyn Artist Gym and A.I.R. Gallery, the first cooperative for women artists in the United States.  Lessner has been awarded several artist residencies by Supporting Women Artists Project as well as funds for education by the American Association of University Women. She is currently a MFA candidate at SUNY Buffalo’s Department of Media Study. She received a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Art from the University of Oregon.

The VS Gallery is located at B45 Center for the Arts, North Campus,University at Buffalo. Lessner’s work will be on view until September 8th. Further information concerning the gallery can be found here: 

http://art.buffalo.edu/vsFacilities/vs-gallery/

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