Lynn Dau is the 3-Dimensional Artist Spotlight winning artist for the month of September 2021. She is an award-winning artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA.
Lynn’s Solo Art Exhibition will be featured on the website for the month of September 2021. The gallery will promote Lynn and her work on the Fusion Art website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, email blasts to over 6,500+ buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets. Fusion Art’s objective is to promote the Artist Spotlight winning artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
Please read Lynn’s Biography and Artist Statement below as she describes her history and inspiration in her own words. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see her exhibition.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these award-winning pieces, or to see more of Lynn’s work, please visit her website.
Also, please visit Fusion Art’s YouTube Channel to see Lynn’s Solo Art Exhibition Video.
Thank you to all the artists who participated in the Artist Spotlight competition and congratulations to Lynn and the other Artist Spotlight winning artists.
Lynn Dau is a sculptor and spatial art instructor at San Jose State University (SJSU) in California. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1993 after living in Anchorage, Alaska. Before completing her MFA in Spatial Art at SJSU in 2017, Dau received a BA in Behavioral Sciences from National University and law degree from UC Davis, King Hall School of Law.
After practicing as a criminal defense attorney and having two children Dau returned to school to pursue an art career. Since graduating she has been employed as a university lecturer teaching beginning sculpture classes. Her art practice explores themes related to familial relationships, parenting and gender equity.
Dau’s primary medium of choice is the found object from which she creates assemblages using a variety of fabrication techniques. In some works, cast materials like bronze, or concrete substitute for the original found object adding a monumental quality. Dau’s work employs humor, absurdity, and exaggeration.
She has exhibited her work at venues throughout her home state of California and Nationally.
I am a builder with an affinity for found objects employing a variety of materials and processes. I create whimsical assemblages that explore domestic relationships including themes related to identity, gender roles, labor, work equity, and contemporary parenting. These themes, although personal in origin, speak to the human condition and the complexities of interpersonal relationships. There is nothing exceptional about home, marriage, and family, so I find it natural to incorporate ordinary household objects as I visually explore the dynamics of domestic relationships and everyday lives.
Found objects speak volumes, they have personal resonance; they are a visual invitation to a conversation. Most of my work is built from used household objects acquired from my own home, friends, garage sales or thrift stores. I purposely select used and imperfect objects because the wear and tear etched into their surfaces is the authentic residue of lives lived.
In some pieces I substitute concrete or bronze for the original found objects transforming them into more enduring monumental objects which confers an element of absurdity. I use repetition, overabundance, and implied motion to conjure the viewer’s own experience of never-ending household chores, overwhelming demands and the chaos of contemporary life. I am influenced by surrealist imagery and my manipulation of materials strives to reflect the idiom “things are not always what they seem”. I invite the viewer to consider serious content by employing humor, absurdity and exaggeration.
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Santa Fe, NM