Most of this art is about timing. The pacing of a punchline, the long nows, instant histories, and the relativity of power shifting through human visions of time. The painted and built artifacts I make sometimes conflate recognizable mythologies with the absurd, creating relics for right now and the potential future right nows. These paintings appear to be something within and without history; objects for the simile of remembering and remembering to forget. By examining the timing within anthropomorphic value systems throughout history, I make work that is intended to be read superficially or deeply, depending on your time.
Never quite comfortable being comfortable, Lynsee Sardell is an artist living, working, parenting, roving, learning, and distilling in Portland, Oregon - for now. Lynsee explores making art that is intentionally layered with multiple references and access points to lure in audiences because, let’s face it, a lot of art is difficult or confusing, and it doesn’t have to be.