APPENDIX PROJECT SPACE          Portland, Oregon
Chris Lawrence
heliogeist antennae
September 29th, 2011

Lawrence's work is site-specific, a product of time, labor and the circumstances that present themselves during the process of making. He suggests spaces of frustrated and mysterious function, where viewers are implicated as interlopers in an environment hovering on the line of the sinister. Lawrence combines construction stock with re-purposed consumer goods, found objects, light, and sound, tapping simultaneously into the material network that surrounds us and the expanding narrative that links each of his sites.

Chris Lawrence was born in rural upstate New York in 1976 and holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. He has shown his work in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Melbourne, Australia. In 2010 Lawrence was awarded a one-year studio residency at AirSpace in Philadelphia and was also a 2011 visiting artist-in-residence with the Delphi Art Futures Program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.