Works by Lisa Walcott
Come explore the feelings, struggles, and memories of your own COVID-19 experiences through West Michigan Native, Lisa Walcott’s intriguing exhibition, Tight Spaces. The mixed-media work in Tight Spots investigates moods and spaces inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. “A tight spot” refers to a particularly difficult or awkward situation—especially one that is not easy to get out of. Walcott’s work explores this idea through interconnected gestures, rigorous motion, and daily sensations; making you question the way you look at your own understanding of your current situations. There are spots being scrubbed, hovering in space, and staining the page.
Depth, Connection, Imagination and Dirt.
Tight Spots emerges from disorienting times and embodies trust in the creative process. Her pieces acknowledge struggle and also activate negative spaces (physical distance). Walcott’s work translates elements of daily life; mood, guilt, sensations, monotony, accumulation, and change are given bodies in objects and represented in gestures.
Lisa Walcott is a Midwest-based artist. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2010 and has since created and exhibited her work nationally including The Sculpture Center in Cleveland, OH, Sadie Halie Projects in Minneapolis, MN and The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, MI. She has attended residencies at Ox-Bow School of Art, ACRE and Three Walls. Walcott teaches sculpture classes at Hope College in Holland, MI. Her work grapples with and makes light of the perils of daily life using kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, and photography.