Clover Archer Lyle to Exhibit Work in Miller Gallery
Clover Archer Lyle, director of the Stanier Gallery at Washington and Lee University, will exhibit work Nov. 12 – Dec. 14, in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater College.
Lyle will present an artist’s talk at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Boitnott Room. An artist’s reception will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Miller Gallery. The talk, reception and exhibition are open to the public at no charge.
The exhibition, “Fourteen Years: A Retrospective,” features mixed-media work that explores issues of mortality and obscurity.
Lyle’s work reflects on the question “By what methods and processes do we transform the moments that constitute our experience of temporal reality into a coherent and meaningful narrative?”
Using found items such as photographs, torn book pages, a collection of numbers and the text from Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” Lyle constructs a system of association and connection. The resulting work is intended to emphasize the arbitrariness and subjectivity of our conceptual systems.
Lyle’s work has been exhibited in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and Virginia.
Lyle earned a master of fine arts in studio art from New York University. As an adjunct faculty member, she teaches introductory photography and arts management courses at W&L.
The Miller Gallery is located on the second floor of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library. The Gallery is open 8 a.m. to midnight Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 11 p.m. Sunday.