LEWISTON, Idaho - The LCSC Center for Arts & History (CAH) presents Reclaimed Revolution: A Steampunk Invitational, featuring award-winning artist Jen Fuller from Portland, Oregon. The exhibit will open the evening of the Steampunk Progressive Ball, on Saturday, October 25 and runs through November 22.
Reclaimed Revolution is an exhibit with a variety of media including reclaimed objects and works themed with ‘Victorian futurism’ and steam-powered assemblage, as well as Steampunk inspired fashion and accessories.
“Glass has an uncanny way of reflecting the transparency and vulnerability found in humanity and nature,” says featured artist Jen Fuller. “To work successfully with it, one must follow glass where it wants to go."
Fuller's sculptures blend the contrasting aesthetics of glass and steel to create sculpture she refers to as “Totems for the Soul.” With the support of a William T Colville Foundation project grant, she began a self-taught career in Kiln Form glass in 2010. After being selected for Portland Metro’s 2011 GLEAN arts fellowship, Fuller’s sculptures became largely influenced by materials entering the country’s waste stream. Her commissions include the United Nations LIVCOM award for the City of Portland and Moment 2 for San Francisco Recology. She was recently featured on Ovation TV's art from landfill competition, One Man’s Trash.
Other artists included in the Reclaimed Revolution exhibit: Robert LaMonte, Spokane Valley, WA; Jesse Kennedy, Bellingham, WA; Cody Ruddy, Boise, ID; Lucy Holtsnider, Moscow, ID, Roger Brown and Carrie Lawrence, Troy, ID; and Ray Esparsen, Calen Martin, Judy Parry, Myndie Kernan, Paula Lahti, Virginia Doak, Magnus Dahl and Shannon Blinn, from the Lewis-Clark Valley.
Reclaimed Revolution: A Steampunk Invitational is brought to the LCSC Center for Arts & History by sponsorship from Habitat for Humanity Store, Dr. Patricia Keith, and through grants from US Bancorp, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Docent tours of the exhibit can be scheduled by calling the Gallery at 208.792.2243.
Photo: Jen Fuller at work in her studio.