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Pillar Of Salt; A Glance Back

Traver Gallery

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EXHIBITION: June 1–July 1, 2023

Opening Reception: June 1st from 5–8 pm

In-Person Artist Talk: Saturday, June 17th, from 11:30 am– 2:00 pm

Join artist Lauren Grossman and Gallery Director Sarah Traver for a special conversation and exhibition walkthrough. RSVP essential. Please email to register for this event.

We couldn't be more proud to welcome Lauren Grossman back to Traver Gallery with this important and timely exhibition, Pillar of Salt; A Glance Back.

For Lauren Grossman, materials and meaning are inextricable. One informs the other and vice versa. So with language and form, and present and past. This symbiosis makes Lauren's artwork hard to parse out as there is never a single point of view. Instead, she layers meaning upon meaning, playing with symbolism and metaphors like a poet. Her imagery and narratives engage a dialog about a - somehow - universal feeling of religiosity and an urge to make these odd, arcane biblical stories relevant to our modern life. At the same time, her well-worn industrial materials convey a sense of history and a reworking of old sources in the light of the present moment.

Lauren engages us in an ambiguous and rich dialog with her sculptures. Their awkward, uncertain beauty conveys earnest attention to material, meaning, and her consistent endeavors to find contemporary poignancy in the oddness and curious beauty of old conventions.

Traver Gallery

110 Union St. #200, Seattle, WA 98101

Tues-Fri 10-6; Sat 10-5


ABOUT THE GALLERY: For more than 40 years, the Traver Gallery has served as a theater for the visual arts, providing space for artists to explore their ideas and share their discoveries with the world. We are dedicated to representing artists at all stages of their career — emerging, mid-career and established — our focus is on artists who work with materials in unique and innovative ways. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Traver Gallery is one of the country’s premier exhibition spaces for contemporary studio glass, painting, sculpture, and installation art.

Traver Gallery opens new exhibitions monthly on first Thursdays. Please email the gallery to receive monthly exhibition updates.

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