THE PLACE BETWEENJune 12 - July 3, 2015
Opening: June 12; 6pm-9pm during Night on the Town
Live performance / sculpture making: 6-8pm
Dialogue / open house: July 3, 4:30 - 7pm
Talk-back with the artists: 6:30 pm
“Americans have a sense of space, not of place.”
- Chinese geographer Yi-Fu Tuan
Artists Scott & Alicia Laumann have lived in 30 unique locations in their combined lifetimes. They have logged 92,000 miles between locations. Their ten-year old daughter has lived in twelve different places during her short life. This summer, in conjunction with their show at Artworks Loveland on June 12, they will move back to the Front Range with the intention of putting down roots, hoping to use their many travels to create meaning in a single place.
“The Place Between,” their first collaborative show in a gallery space, examines American attitudes towards mobility, community and sense of place through the lens of their own personal experience. Through new video works, art installations, dialogue with the community, and a durational performance on opening night, they explore their own unresolved attitudes toward space and place, examining their transient past and local future.
“This has been an extremely personal project for both of us," Scott Laumann said. "On one hand, we value the freedom of mobility and the promise of future. On the other, we long for the foundation of place, people, and community. We’re suspended in tension between these two desires. The fact that we are physically moving as a family becomes an extension of the show, an additional “artwork” that will play out over time. We really want to have a two-way dialogue with the local community – to listen to their perspectives as much as to bring our own.”
Scott Laumann is a visual artist working in multiple disciplines, including "drawing" on specific natural sites, painting, ink block printing, video, and installation. Since the mid-1990's, he has completed numerous commissions for private and institutional clients such as Time, Rolling Stone, Reader's Digest, GQ, the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Dow Jones, and the
Grammy Awards. He has exhibited in traditional and non-traditional galleries and venues in the U.S. and abroad. He has lived most recently in Fruita,CO with his wife Alicia and daughter Paloma.
Alicia Laumann is a ballet and modern teacher, choreographer and independent artist. She spent the last year as a visiting Professor of Dance at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO. She received her BA and MFA in dance from the University of California, Irvine.
Prior to that, she danced professionally with Ballet Austin and was later mentored by internationally renowned choreographer, Alonzo King, while living in San Francisco. In addition to teaching and choreographing, Alicia has completed 5 dance for the camera projects and several dialogical performance art pieces in collaboration with her husband, Scott.