Tracy Linder's "Tractor Hides" on exhibit this summer at UW Art Museum
Uncategorized | May 26, 2009
The University of Wyoming Art Museum staff posted this on the museum blog:
Tracy Linder grew up on her family’s sugar beet farm near Billings, Mont. The agricultural lifestyle of her youth has rooted her creative work, which explores iconic forms and photographic images that reference the farm life that she understands intimately.
In her installation, Tractor Hides, fourteen individual “hides” stand on end and are lit from within, creating pod-like forms. Using animal collagen as the primary material, photographic images of the land, plants, farm machinery, humans, and animals are imbedded into the collagen and formed over the treads of splayed tractor tires. They embody Linder’s interest in life, death, and decay.
Linder will be an artist in residence for the Art Museum’s “Paint Pony Express” program from July 14 – 18.
Two public programs are scheduled that week:
Gallery Walk Through, Friday, July 17, 10:30 a.m.
Art Talk, Saturday, July 18, 10:30 a.m.
These events are free and open to the public.
Photo: Tracy Linder stands at the entrance of her exhibition, “Tractor Hides,” at the UW Art Museum in Laramie. Photo courtesy of the UW Art Museum.