Cerca Series: Lael Corbin

Thursday, Mar 25, 2010-Saturday, Jun 19, 2010
Lael Corbin
Albedo Frame-effect (detail)
1969, color and black and white photography, drawing, found image, 192 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.
Lael Corbin
1969, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.

Gelatin airplanes, topographic photography, and audio recordings are manifestations of San Diego-based artist Lael Corbin’s ongoing research into aesthetic and psychological dimensions of laboratories and workshops. Corbin has long been drawn to laboratories because they provide a launching pad for exploration, discovery, and contemplation.

In Corbin’s installations, elements commonly associated with geology, biology, and manufacturing processes merge with fragments of information, personal memory, and competing timelines. In Corbin’s laboratory, visitors encounter unfamiliar objects and processes, which may trigger questions regarding the conceptual intersections between art and scientific research.

Cerca Series: Lael Corbin is curated by MCASD Curator Dr. Robin Clark.