Studio Sundays: Lindsay Hall
A West Coast native, Lindsay Hall is an interdisciplinary artist currently making art in Las Vegas, Nevada. She received a MFA in painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BA in painting and drawing (2012) and a BA in journalism and media studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery (New York), the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, Kent State University (Ohio), Indiana University, the Target Gallery (Virginia), and Fort Works Art (Texas), and is featured in Volume 38 of Studio Visit magazine and Issue 2 of Hiss Mag. She has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. Lindsay received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016. She recently completed the Post-Graduate Residency Program at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia and is currently preparing for a solo exhibition at Hillyer in Washington, D.C. in February 2019.
I create colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. The resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with a provocative playfulness.
The works are sensuous in nature, often provoking haptic responses. Desire and temptation play central roles in experience and interaction. The forms are reminiscent of bodily orifices, luscious fleshy lumps, and confections. Superficially, the pieces serve as eroticized eye candy, but further inspection suggests the layered innuendos and the juicy persuasions.