YOU GET WHAT YOU GET
03.07.2014 - 03.28.2014
You Get What You Get is a survey of recent works by San Francisco-based artist Whitney Lynn. The exhibition incorporates an opening night performance as well as a selection of works utilizing a variety of materials and mediums from sculpture, photography, video and works on paper.
Mining American history, popular culture, and art historical tropes, the works on display at SEDIMENT include sculptural traps, an archive of hand-painted signage, and spatial subjects that share titles while expanding their specific meanings. Lynn’s work is both dark and humorous; diagramming social, political and historical relationships, exploring themes of disjunction within systems of value, context and reenactment, and calling to question places where boundaries are in flux.
A return to Richmond, Lynn graduated from VCU’s department of Sculpture + Extended Media before receiving her MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has an upcoming exhibition at the Torrance Art Museum and has previously shown work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, Catharine Clark Gallery, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She currently lives and works in San Francisco and is Visiting Faculty at SFAI in New Genres and the History and Theory of Contemporary Art.