This Sunday, April 17, from 2-5pm I’m excited to be teaching a workshop on car maintenance at the Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles. Basic Car Care and Understanding the Magic of the Combustion Engine is for those who have interest in learning how the different systems of a car work together and practical skills such as how to change a flat tire on the side of the road.
Sunday April 17
Women’s Center for Creative Work
2425 Glover Place, Los Angeles, CA
In October I had the privilege of participating in a two-week residency at Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment, a part of her Institute for Investigative Living in Joshua Tree, California. The experience gave me time and space to think about upcoming projects. It was also an opportunity to learn different ways in which people can live, as conceived by Zittel. Residents share a communal kitchen, composting toilets, outdoor showers, and work together on her land during what is called the Hour of Power once a day. I was inspired by meeting like-minded creative people and exploring the vast and varied landscape that surrounds the breathtaking Joshua Tree National Park.
Wagon Station Encampment
July – August 2015
8 sessions, Wednesdays 6pm-8pm
The Smoketown Motorcycle Mechanics Workshop empowers women with basic knowledge and experience of motorcycle mechanics and maintenance. This hands-on weekly class includes maintenance, repair, and service instruction, along with lectures, presentations, and engagement with professionals in the community. Workshop topics include combustion engine design and operation and related vehicle systems such as drive, chassis, and electrical systems. Introduction to various careers and apprenticeships as well as exploring further educational opportunities are an important aspect of the series. Students are given their own set of mechanics tools to use during the course. Upon workshop completion, they will take the tools with them for use in the workforce.
Funded by an ArtPlace America grant for Creative Innovation Zone/IDEAS 40203, partnering with YouthBuild Louisville.
Half Empty Half Full Group Exhibition
Art Market Provincetown
June 24 – July 8, 2015
Marian Roth | Ivan de Petrovsky | Amy Howell | Keith Krisa | Shania LeClaire Riviere | Sarah Lyon | Jerry Russo
Next Exit Series
On highway 65 in Southern Indiana there is a set of 6 wooden billboards in various states of decay. Drawn to the aesthetic of their faded colors and textures and the history of what was once hand painted on them, I made several pilgrimages in efforts to document them. That winter a friend died, an artist named Stephen Irwin, who had been an influence on my life and my art practice. In the snow I spent a final afternoon with the billboards while mourning the loss of Stephen. The images that ensued are my homage to him, meditations on change, loss, and architectural perspectives toward the sky.
The Green Building Gallery, Louisville KY
February 6th – March 27th, 2015
Female Icons & Identity is a group exhibition featuring local, regional, and national female artists whose work thematically deals with feminine identity. Identity as women, masculine/feminine duality, iconic female identity and disparities between real and fantasized ideals, shared identities of women within differing societies, and maternal ancestry.
A permanent exhibition in Pötzleinsdorfer Castle Park, Vienna, Austria features motorcycle mechanic Lucy Carrera from the Female Mechanics Calendar Project.
Created in cooperation with the Waehring Museum Association, the Women’s Path honors the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day with narratives of influential women in history printed on ten separate panels installed throughout the park.
Opening May 28, 2014 Pötzleinsdorfer Schlosspark, Vienna http://www.waehringerfrauenweg.at/
Curated by Elizabeth Leach of Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR
Ascent Private Capital Management
425 Walnut Street, Suite 2100
August 15, 2013 – February 15, 2014
Group Exhibition at Land of Tomorrow
August 1 – September 7
Curated by Cesar Padilla
Plaster Casts by Cynthia Plastercaster
Growing Up In the New York Underground (1971-1977), photographs by Paul Zone
Biker Gang Vests (1930-1980) by Jeff Decker
Habana Series by Art Miller
Photographs by Sarah Lyon
T-shirts from the Sexual Revolution (1967-1987) by Cherry
Chocolate by Martynka Wawrzyniak
Land of Tomorrow
233 West Broadway
OFF-SHOOT: Serial Explorations Group Exhibition
November 2012 – June 2013
Art in Metropole: Serial explorations of subject, form, and media has been a hallmark of modern artistic practice since the advent of photography in the mid-19th century.
Jay Bolotin | Annie Kevans | Anthony Goicolea | David Harpe | Sarah Lyon | Loretta Lux | Sanford Biggers | Kay Ruane | Vee Speers | Zilla Leutenegger
Louisville-based Sarah Lyon engages in a literal and conceptual interrogation of photography in her Camera Collection, a series of portraits of cameras. Invoking Marcel Duchamp’s legacy of adopting found objects into art—his famed readymades—Lyon transforms instrument into concept, object into subject, and reverses the standard trajectory of the viewer’s gaze. Varying in make, model, or size, the cameras face the viewer, trading places, and, powerless to perform their usual function, instead illustrate repetition and variety, while alluding to the narcissism that drives the desire to be seen, to be documented, to be an image—desires thwarted by Lyon’s collective object-portrait. – Curator Alice Stites
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Photographs by Katrina Del Mar
LOUISVILLE PORTRAITS AND BEYOND Photographs by Sarah Lyon
A concurrent solo show at Art Market Provincetown
148 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
June 10 to July 1, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday June 14, 7-9pm
Night of music performance and readings: Saturday June 15, 7-9:30
Provincetown International Film Festival Screenings: June 19-23