April 18 – June 13, 2009
3 Solo Projects: Lynn Aldrich, Jessica Rath, Carrie Ungerman
3 Solo Projects is the second in a series of exhibitions highlighting the work of Southern California artists. Lynn Aldrich, Jessica Rath, and Carrie Ungerman have each created a new site-specific installation. While each work is independent, they are tied to a larger conversation about natural resources such as water. The three sculptors use common, readily available materials in quantity: 25,000 clear plastic water bottles, dozens of Navajo white rain gutters, and gallons of liquid latex to make beautiful, tactile, and poignant experiences addressing key metaphors of abundance, scarcity, growth, and decline.
Aldrich is a visual artist who loves text and ideas but makes sculpture. She received an MFA from Art Center College of Design. Her work has been exhibited internationally at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York Art Affairs in Amsterdam, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, UCLA Hammer Museum of Art, and the Kampa Museum, Prague. Her work is held in many prominent private and public collections including the Calder Foundation; the Robert and Jereann Cheney collection; the Peter Norton collection; and the Alain Servais collection. Aldrich has received awards from J. Paul Getty Trust Fund Individual Artist Fellowship, City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship, and LACMA Purchase Award. http://www.carlberggallery.com/artists.php?artist=laldrich
Rath received her BA from the University of Missouri in 1990 and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1996. She creates lyrical, uncanny sculpture and installations from her unsettling interpretations of nature. Her work has garnered her an Arts Bridge Residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, a Los Angeles MTA commission and two grants from the Durfee Foundation, and was most recently exhibited at Glendale Community College, Kellogg Gallery (Cal Polytechnic) and in the solo show "SONG TO SNORE" at the Torrance Art Museum. http://www.jessicarath.com/ART/Home.html
Carrie Ungerman was born and raised in Dallas, TX and lives and works in Los Angeles. As a visual artist who makes sculpture, installation and works on paper, she has participated in many artists residencies in the US and abroad. Ungerman was awarded the California Community Foundation (CCF) Visual Arts Artist Fellowship in 2005 and the City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship in 2006. She received a BA from Brandeis University, a BFA and MFA from California Institute of the Arts and attended Showhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. http://www.carrieungerman.com/