Lum's Exhibition Garnering Attention
Faculty member Mary Lum’s solo exhibition at Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston, Mass., is garnering attention in the art press.
In a review in the Boston Globe on June 16, critic Cate McQuaid writes of the “crisp abstractions” of Lum’s photographs and paintings: “By homing in on surprising bits like this, [Lum] sees the city anew. Accruing them in her collaged paintings, she reinvents the city, with all its sharp edges and frenetic motion, as something hallucinatory.”
In the March 2015 issue of Artforum [subscription only] Alastair Wright describes Lum’s work as “defamiliarizing the urban environment by turning its details on their heads and embedding them in arrangements of paint that revel in the accidental aesthetics of the street.”
The exhibition, “Way Out,” is on view at Carroll and Sons Gallery until June 26.
Photo: Mary Lum, Way Out: Old Street Tube Station, 2015. Acrylic and photo collage on paper, 13.75 x 11”. Courtesy Carroll and Sons Gallery.