Lyndal Osborne: Mutation of the Commons offers a survey of Osborne’s poignant sculptural work, completed since 1995. Her work speaks to forces of transformation within nature and comments upon the pressing issues relating to the environment. In her recent work Osborne has focused on an examination of the issues of genetically modified organisms. Mutation of the Commons features nine monumental sculptures including her new work, Coral Project.
Lyndal Osborne was born in Newcastle, Australia. She studied at the National Art School in Sydney and received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Since 1971, Osborne has been based in Edmonton, and is a Professor Emeritus in Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta. Osborne has been exhibiting in Canada and internationally since the early 1970s and has shown in over 350 exhibitions. Her work is represented in numerous Canadian collections, including the National Gallery of Canada the Art Gallery of Alberta, and Nickle Galleries. Recent exhibitions include: Vernon Public Art Gallery, 2016; Art Gallery of Burlington, 2015; Art Gallery of Alberta, 2014.
An illustrated catalogue with a critical essay by Natalie Loveless will accompany the exhibition.
Opening Reception September 27, 5-8pm, Gallery Hall, TFDL, University of Calgary. Everyone welcome.