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Lauren Moya Ford: New Hands on Old World Flowers

Exhibition Dates: July 15 - August 13, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, July 15th, 8-10pm

Big Medium Gallery at Canopy
916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2, #101, Austin TX 78702
Gallery hours: Tue - Sat, 12-6pm and by appointment

New Hands on Old World Flowers is a reflection on time spent living far away. In a series of paintings, photographs, artist books, ceramic vessels, videos, and performance, the artist shares a place where rain falls most of the year on eucalyptus forests, craggy coastlines, and people who speak two tongues. Doomed romance, botanical observations, and moments alone flavor the poignancy of being foreign – an experience of being outside but also, at times, intimately within. Not knowing the ground beneath your feet, which soaks up the wet and damp like a sponge, looking out past the islands towards the space and sky over where you’re from, existing in two places, having two names, thinking, speaking, hearing, talking, listening, dreaming...

Lauren Moya Ford (Boca Ratón, 1986) is an artist, writer, and teacher in Vigo, Spain.


Canopy | 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 3, #101, Austin, TX 78702 | 512.939.6665

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Big Medium is funded in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Big Medium is also supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and by generous contributions from private donors.