San Antonio Museum of Art presents Marilyn Lanfear: "Material Memory"
The San Antonio Museum of Art will present Marilyn Lanfear: "Material Memory," a focused exhibition of 19 objects celebrating Texan artist Marilyn Lanfear and her work of the past 40 years. Lanfear uses a wide range of materials in her work to tell stories and preserve memories. Personal family histories are her inspiration, but her works reflect universal themes.
Lanfear’s body of work incorporates a variety of materials. Narrative is the driving force in determining the medium for each artwork. Lanfear learns an artistic process as needed—such as soldering a woman’s blouse of out of lead—to create new meaning through the relationship between subject and materials. Lanfear also incorporates found objects collected over many years, transforming them into sculptures and creating new narratives in the process.
Looking at Lanfear’s objects, visitors often relate their own family histories and realize the important role that objects and places play in forming and retaining memories.