artists & participants

press release

LACE is pleased to present When Hangover Becomes Form, a collaborative installation project featuring Toronto-based artist Scott Lyall and New York-based Rachel Harrison, curated by art critic and scholar Dan Adler. Opening Wednesday 21 June 2006, this show runs 22 June - 20 August 2006. This project marks the first time either artist has ever collaborated and is the first time Harrison's work will be shown in Los Angeles.

When Hangover Becomes Form incorporates found objects and handcrafted sculptural elements arranged in an expansive, environmental manner with Harrison and Lyall each contributing distinct sculptures as well as creating jointly conceived elements. This site-specific, collaborative work is directly informed by each artist's penchant for blending fictional narratives with popular historical references as well as their respective Canadian and American cultural identities. Dan Adler, art critic, scholar and the exhibition's curator, selected this pairing to find merging and overlapping points in their creative practices.


When Hangover Becomes Form
Scott Lyall, Rachel Harrison
Kurator: Dan Adler