Lindsay Lawson

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Get to know Lindsay Lawson

Lindsay reveals the divide between the virtual and the physical

“I was a professional dancer before I changed course to study fine art, so that experience has informed my most recent work on contemporary dance.”

Born in the United States and now living in Berlin, Lindsay Lawson has exhibited internationally at venues such as LAXART in Los Angeles and Yossi Milo Gallery in New York. Her work spans media such as film, video, photography, sculpture and performance, and focuses on themes like presence, absence, virtuality and the slippage of meaning. Lawson’s most recent work focuses on contemporary dance and deciphering what movements can be defined as such. The artist’s latest photographs for Absolut Art explores the cultural significance of gestures– their meaning, formal qualities and function as an unspoken language. Lawson’s series highlight gestural moments in public space, illustrating how they have both a sculptural quality in their stillness, and also a dance-like promise in their potential to move.