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"Tools and Implements: Traps, lures, and decoys", by Whitney Lynn, June 2017 Artist-in-Residence

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Whitney Lynn, "Lure no.050", 2016
Whitney Lynn, "Lure no.050", 2016. Silk fig leaf, gold plated hook, 3.5 x 2 inches

Kimball Education Gallery

June 7–July 2, 2017
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm; Fridays until 8:45 pm
Artist Reception: Friday, June 30, 6–8:30 pm

Whitney Lynn creates art using a wide range of media to reframe narratives of familiar objects and images. During her residency, she fills the gallery with a series of traps, lures, and decoys inspired by the de Young’s collection of tools. Highlighting objects designed with the intention of distracting or misleading a viewer, Lynn’s project raises questions about function, form, and context. Museum visitors are invited to participate in the construction of implements and have the opportunity to display their objects during the duration of the residency.

Lynn was received a BFA in sculpture and extended media from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA in new genres from San Francisco Art Institute. She was the first National Artist-in-Residence at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, and her work has been shown at such venues as SFMoMA, YBCA, Torrance Art Museum, di Rosa, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries. She teaches at Stanford University and leads the interdisciplinary Honors in the Arts program.

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The Kimball Education Gallery is located in the free zone of the museum; no tickets are required. Please drop by any time during open hours.

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Kevin Chen
(415) 750-3528