Moments in Time – Exhibition Photographs

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

Maude Kerns Art Center offered me the opportunity to make my art installation for A Day in the Life a reality this year. With special help from my amazing and talented friend, Katrina Henry, the project came full circle and was installed and exhibited.

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton
A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

 

Artist Statement / A Day in the Life

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Please do 3 things for me:

  1.  Write down the details of one day of your life.
  1.  Send me a photograph of you.
  1.  Tell me your favorite color.

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What is a relationship?  From the past to the future, one human to the next, to an artist with the materials she uses.  Mundane moments make up the majority of our day.  Dependence on strangers occurs more than most of us would like to admit.  Every moment is significant as it leads us to the next.  Every person matters and their actions create reactions that affect the world.  My art expresses my ideas about chaos and coincidence. From the extreme mundane activities of eating, sleeping, and brushing one’s teeth, to dramatic and historical events that centuries will continue to hear about, they all hold meaning. We are all connected by moments in time.

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

You, Me, and The Rest of The World – Exhibition Photographs

This summer I was fortunate to have the opportunity to create the art installation I visualized when I began my “Day in the Life” Art Project back in May of 2011. I’m still processing the whole ordeal and learning more about myself, my art concept, and what I want to say as an artist. I was pleasantly surprised that most people that saw the installation “got it” right away and several people interacted with the work (which was a big concern). All in all, it was a great success! I can’t wait to do it all over again in Eugene, Oregon in January of 2016!

Thank you Wiseman Gallery of Grants Pass, Oregon for taking a chance on lil’ ol’ me and letting me say what I want to say in the way I want to say it. I can’t tell you how good that truly feels.

To read more about the project, visit the blog dedicated to it here.

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Exhibition photographs from You, Me, and the Rest of the World by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

 

Exhibition photographs from You, Me, and the Rest of the World by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

 

Exhibition photographs from You, Me, and the Rest of the World by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

 

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Exhibition photographs from You, Me, and the Rest of the World by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

 

Exhibition photographs from You, Me, and the Rest of the World by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

 

A Day in the Life of Everyone.

I am stoked to introduce a new project of mine.  This idea has been in my head for over a year and a half now.  I finally bit the bullet and jumped in full force.  My working title is “A Day in the Life of Everyone.”  An an attempt to connect with more people that I would otherwise have no reason to ever meet, to show that we are all very similar and, yet, at the same time unique and to push my concept that we are all connected, I have decided to ask several people from around the globe to take a written record of one day in their life.  Along with that day, they will send me a photograph of themselves and tell me their favorite color.

These 3 items will turn into an full gallery installation artwork.  I CANNOT WAIT for that part.  The installation is my favorite part.  But, first, I must gather enough volunteers, create a linocut print of each and everyone of them.  Decide exactly how I am going to show the work, find a gallery that is willing to host it and all the other stuff I won’t bore you with.

But, it will happen.  It is happening.  It feels good to be making work again.

Check out the blog dedicated to the project:  http://adayinthelifeartproject.blogspot.com/