Exhibition by Emerging Akron Artist, Lauren Baker

Presented by Akron Soul Train at Akron Soul Train, Akron OH

Sep 07 2022
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Oct 15 2022
Exhibition by Emerging Akron Artist, Lauren Baker

“Glacial Uprooting of a Cotton Candy Dream” is an installation in Akron Soul Train’s CapSoul Gallery, by artist Lauren Baker.

Lauren received her BFA in Sculpture from Kent State University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  She will be exhibiting her new installation piece titled “Glacial Uprooting of a Cotton Candy Dream”.  The exhibition will be on view from September 7 – October 15, 2022.

She writes, “Existing in the space between familiarity and fantasy, the organic and the contrived, “Glacial Uprooting of a Cotton Candy Dream” focuses on ideas of the simulacra. When peeking into a microscope, dendrites become tree roots, osseous tissue become cave formations, and zygotes become astronomical orbs. Visual similarities, linking the human body to growth structures in nature are studied in a quest to understand the intangible universe beyond the self. Rooted in playful imagination and contradiction, “Glacial Uprooting of a Cotton Candy Dream” strategically deviates from mere imitation. Recycled and highly synthetic materials falsify the natural, posing larger questions about the

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ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Sep 29, 2022 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Sep 30, 2022 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 1, 2022 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 5, 2022 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 6, 2022 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 7, 2022 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 8, 2022 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 12, 2022 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 13, 2022 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 14, 2022 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 15, 2022 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)

Additional time info:

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, September 10th from 11-7pm.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Akron Soul Train

191 King James Way, Akron, OH 44308

PARKING INFO

Parking is available on the street or in the connected Summit County Parking Garage.  Akron Soul Train Gallery is located in the Ohio Building.

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