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Sites in Transformation

On Wednesday, April 1, local sculptor Ann Reichlin will give a lecture titled “Sites in Transformation.”

Reichlin, whose work is scheduled to be displayed in a solo show at the Munson Proctor Williams Museum in Utica, N.Y., will discuss some of her recent projects, including a site project-a former house-on which she has conducted three interventions, or artistic engagements with previously existent artworks. 

“Ann Reichlin is an artist local to our region who is highly accomplished and doing interesting and innovative work,” says Professor of Art Ted Aub.  “She does large scale environmental installations that relate to architecture, but they are sculptures.  So she is a bridge between the two and that makes her a very interesting speaker for our programs in art and architecture.  Her work is particularly exciting for its scale, for its ephemeral presence, for its use of materials and light, and for its environmental concerns.”

Her most recent project, “Translucent Home,” was her third intervention with a house in Utica and is the final stage in a 10-year project she began while a resident at the Utica-based artist-in-residence facility, Sculpture Space.

The lecture, which is sponsored by the Art Department in conjunction with the Architectural Studies Program, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Houghton House, Room 112.  A reception with the artist will immediately follow.  All are invited.