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False Mercury | Lynné Bowman Cravens

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False Mercury
Lynné Bowman Cravens
500X Gallery
April 14 – May 6, 2018

Reception: Saturday, April 14, 7-10 pm

500X Gallery presents "False Mercury", a solo exhibition by fine art photographer Lynné Bowman Cravens. "False Mercury" will be on view in the downstairs gallery space from April 14 – May 6, 2018, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 14th, from 7-10 pm. This will be Cravens' last exhibition as a member of the artist run co-op, 500X Gallery.

"False Mercury" is a continuation of Cravens' exploration of the body through distortions and duplicates. In this installation, she utilizes mirrors and origami to jumble the body and question the barrier between the physical and mental. Segmenting and focusing on different body parts, Cravens creates abstract origami sculptures that show the multiplicity present in our physical forms, and the disconnect with our mental selves. Through the use of mirrors, she invites the viewer to perceive themselves, layered within the carefully constructed compositions. Literally reflecting on where one begins and the other ends.

Lynné Bowman Cravens is a fine art photographer, making unique pieces from an infinitely reproducible medium. Through meticulous physical distortions and transdisciplinary techniques Cravens creates photographic pieces that address her personal experiences, identity, and physical form. Each piece and series range from large-scale digital installations to delicate one of a kind objects.

Cravens currently resides in the DFW area, working as the Gallery Manager at The Art Galleries at TCU. She is in her second and final season as a member of the artist run co-op, 500X Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Her work was also featured in the June 2016 issue of the British Origami Society’s international publication, and in the 4th annual Rising Stars exhibition at Turner House. Cravens recently had a solo exhibition of her work in Fort Worth at the Moncrief Cancer Institute.

500X Gallery is one of Texas' oldest, artist run, cooperative galleries. Established in 1978, 500X provides one of the best exhibition spaces to up and coming artists in the city of Dallas.

Gallery Hours:
Saturday & Sunday: 12 -5 pm, or by appointment



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