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Alexandros Lindsay

2013 FSP/Jerome Fellowship Artist

Highway

Dimensions Variable
Steel, Box Truck, Video Projection, Electric Motor
2013-2014

Artist Statement
“Highway” investigates the development of the mid-20th century phenomenon of the American interstate highway system. This system changed our patterns of mobility and environment forever and it still plays a critical role in the daily life of millions. With “Highway,” my intent is to reinvent or create a new, non-conventional way of understanding the psychological and emotional significance of freeway travel in our society.

My primary conceptual interest lies in ordinary objects, sites and events and how such things, when investigated, reveal deeper layers of meaning embedded in particular experiences. Readily recognizable, these things – airplane travel, plastic water bottles, and the Detroit car – are often all but invisible because of their common, ubiquitous presence in our 21st century cultural landscape. In fact, their cultural meaning is potentially more complex or iconic than the actual object/experience itself. My installations are intended to free these entities from pre-established hierarch and meaning, opening them up for new investigation and interpretation.

Alexandros Lindsay


Born: Wayzata, MN, 1983
Currently resides: Minneapolis, MN

www.adlindsay.com

Education
• MFA, 2011, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
• BFA, 2006, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Selected Exhibitions
• Invisible Objects of the Everyday, Franconia in the City @ Casket, Minneapolis, MN, 2012
• FU-Utility, gallery13, Minneapolis, MN Florence Biennale, Fortezza De Basso, Florence, Italy, 2011
• Fist Annual Factory Square Fine Arts Festival, parProejcts, Cincinnati, OH, 2011

Selected Awards
• 2nd Place Award, Installation, Florence Biennale, 2011
• Joan Michael Award, Nominated, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Sculpture Department, 2011
• Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2010

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