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Reading, PA  19612

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Ghost of a Dream: FUTURE PERFECT

March 11 – April 23, 2010
Presentation by the Artists Wednesday March 10, 6-7:30 in  
Klein Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts.
Opening Reception Thursday March 11, 5-7

Artists will conduct informal gallery talks Wednesday and Thursday March 10 and 11.

For information about programs for children and school groups please contact
Beth Krumholz (610) 921-7776, bkrumholz@albright.edu

This exhibition is funded in part by the Silverweed Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the arts.

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FUTURE PERFECT

Our sculpture and installations embody the essence of opulence while being constructed of materials that typically end up in the trash.  We mine popular culture searching for discarded materials that people use trying to reach their goals.  Whether it is a romance novel someone reads to transport them into a dream reality, a religious tract promising the glory of eternal life, or a lottery ticket that gives the possibility of a future full of rich decadence; we use these remnants to re-create people’s dreams.

Presently we are making work based on the common desires and ramifications of fast, easy money.  Our projects revolve around the lottery system, which happens to be the world’s largest get rich quick scheme. As people scratch, choose numbers and place bets, we think about what they would do with “all that cash.” These pieces are built with the spent dreams of losing lotto tickets.  The “scratchers” are collected from gas stations, grocery stores, bars, and streets around the world.  The scratch tickets represent real dreams that usually disappear just as quickly as they came.

Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom, 2010

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Ghost of a Dream (Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom) wrap up installation at the Freedman Gallery.

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The artists talk about the work during opening festivities.

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Installation at the Freedman Gallery

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Students at the opening festivities

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Studio in Basel, Switzerland, June 2009

Dream Home

Dream Home, 2009, 106"x148"x20" $70,000 worth of discarded lottery tickets, wood, foam, and cardboard.

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Dream Home, rug detail

Dream Vacation

Dream Vacation, 2008-2009 $25,000 worth of discarded lottery tickets, steel, wood, foam, fabric, paper, speakers, and 4 12” pneumatic wheels.  112” x 120” x 120”

Money Mania

Money Mania, 2008-09 16"x6"x14"
Discarded lottery tickets and remote control boat.

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Dream Home detail

Will it Happen?

will it happen, it will, 2009 ethafoam and discarded lottery tickets

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Dream Vacation detail

Goodbye

Goodbye, 2009 ethafoam and discarded lottery tickets