Lucien Shapiro 

Eternal Circle 

May 25, 2022
- Jun 26, 2022

at The Living Room, East Hampton

12:00 AM

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FDP presents Eternal Circle by artist Lucien Shapiro. Shapiro creates a body of work that ultimately returns to the root, to the center of the circle. He guides us through a journey to discover that things are neither formed nor destroyed, but open for connection and oneness. Lucien Shapiro’s art is rife with found objects, textures, cast forms, manipulations, raw substances, oddities and multiple personalities. Treating forgotten objects and memories as treasure, he creates a kingdom under which new life is born through sculpture. Shapiro’s work, a laborious craft and meditative consumption of time, transforms forgotten objects into nostalgically interesting and beautiful relics that compel viewers to re-evaluate what our everyday possessions represent and mean to us. Lucien Shapiro invites us to slow down, to not only gain appreciation for the artifacts that tell a story about who we are in this day and age, but to find inspiration in the value of time and craft. Says Shapiro, “The most important themes I draw upon in my art practice are transformation, repetition, meditation, and growth. In a world of rapid climate change, by utilizing materials most would discard, I create a raw conversation between treasure and trash.”

Lucien Shapiro (b. 1979) is a contemporary visual artist. Lucien has shown with MAIA Contemporary in Mexico City, Mexico as well as Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, CA. Residences include Capri Marfa in Marfa, TX and Arvia in Los Angeles, CA.

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