Lena Klett: Like a _______
"Like a ____" is the MFA thesis exhibition of Lena Klett. The exhibition begins with a single large stone which has been patterned using a traditional draping method to create 41 shapes that represent its physical surface. These shapes have then been turned into a series of abstract drawings and sculptures which take the stone out of a known context to investigate different ways of seeing and interacting with it. In doing so, the stone becomes alien, allowing it to function outside of the realm of expectation. The alien object speaks to confronting the unknown, the creation and importance of myth, and the power and limits of explanation. Using the notions that perspective, scale and time are all relative, the exhibition "Like a ______" seeks to uncover how ideas of impermanence, transformation, and interdependency might allow for a more empathetic understanding of the world around us.
Image courtesy of the artist.