|Lynda Erwin Andrus||
Size: 30" x 60"
In the work of Lynda Erwin Andrus artifacts of everyday life from different cultural contexts are given extraordinary meaning. The pieces consist mainly of paper and fabric. The materials express subtle tactile qualities of human history and make profane objects take on a sense of the sacred. Nostalgic sentiments eminate from the textures of worn cloth, Japanese papers, book covers, and Asian calligraphy as the materials become precious links with those who have handled them.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Collages and Works in Clay, Strecker Gallery, Manhattan, Kansas, 1986; The Imaginative World of Clay Toys, Eve Drewlow Gallery, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1981; and Works in Clay by Lynda Andrus, Stone House Gallery, Fredonia, Kansas, 1981.
Her selected group exhibitions include: 2 X 2 X 2, Gallery Ten, Rockford, Illinois, 1994; Queens College, Cambridge, England, 1994; 15th Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Goldsboro Art Center, Goldsboro, North Carolina, 1994; Many Colors, Many Cultures, Arts Experiment Station, Tifton, Georgia, 1994; Issues of Violence, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California, 1994; and Works of Whimsy, The Columbia Art League, Columbia, Missouri, 1994.