Recalculating…, new work by Nancy Lunsford opens March 26th

Brooklyn, NY – “My path as an artist has been a constant reassessment, recalculation and re-direction. There are roads not taken that are never encountered again. There are things I cannot control, patterns I understand and can even predict, but they are still disruptive.” Nancy Lunsford

Nancy Lunsford

Nancy Lunsford

440 Gallery proudly presents Recalculating…, a solo exhibition of new work by one of the founding members of the gallery, Nancy Lunsford. The work will be on view from March 26 – April 26, 2015. Lunsford is concurrently participating in the Affordable Art Fair with 440 Gallery (booth 2.10) the weekend of March 25 – 29. An opening reception for the artist’s solo show at the gallery will be held a week later on Thursday, April 2nd, from 6-8pm.

For her fifth solo show at 440, Lunsford invokes the GPS voice that automatically recalculates the route when you make an unexpected turn. She has long been fascinated with patterns and their repetition, but lately this interest has turned toward disruptive life patterns, with a specific focus on pregnancy, death, religion and art, as agents of change. Personal narrative remains a central theme, and her family and Appalachian upbringing figure prominently in this new work. Just as certain themes recur, so does Lunsford’s adaptive and multifaceted use of many media and styles – from collage and printmaking, to photography and video.

Lunsford’s artistic career began in Nashville doing portraiture, courtroom sketching and mural painting. After a stint as a singer/songwriter, she moved to Brooklyn in 1976, and earned a degree in art history and English literature from New York University. She then spent ten years abroad, in Indonesia and Turkey, where she made art, wrote art reviews, and studied traditional shadow theater and court dance.

Upon returning to New York, Lunsford ran Wisteria Art Space in Brooklyn, curating exhibits and producing theater pieces. She also collaborated on installations at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition and the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center. A weekly sketch group that met in Lunsford’s studio was the catalyst for a group exhibition that eventually led to the founding of 440 Gallery with Shanee Epstein in 2005.

440 Gallery is located at 440 Sixth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, between 9th and 10th Streets, and is convenient to the F, G, and R subways. The gallery is open on Thursday and Friday, 4-7pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 7pm, or by appointment.

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