LYON, Gordon E 9216 Wooden Bridge Road, Potomac, MD 20854-2416
240-328-2509 (cell) http://www.artistsites.org/NetGalleryLYON/
2011 Second place--Annual Juried Show, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD
2004 First place--Kensington Category, Paint-the-Town Art Show, Kensington, MD.
2010 Small Works of GE Lyon, Potomac Public Library, Potomac, MD
2012 Discipline of Edge, Fisher Art Gallery, Alexandria, VA (upcoming)
2011 Annual Juried Show, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD
2010 Silver Spring Civic Center Opening Celebration Show, Silver Spring, MD
2010 Annual Juried Show, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD
2008 Annual Juried Show, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD
2006 Annual Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition, Strathmore Mansion, N. Bethesda, MD
2004 Montgomery Art Association Paint-the-Town Art Show, Kensington, MD
Pam Zappardino, “In the Arts,” Carroll County Times, Thursday, August 4, 2011
1972 PhD computer science The University of Michigan
1967 MS applied mathematics The University of Michigan
1964 BS physics Michigan Technological University (with honor)
currently studying art Montgomery College, Maryland
Sculpture is a process for me. It draws upon interests that, as a child, led me to construct model bridges and airplanes. My designs arise largely from templates taken and enlarged from small paper models. Scissors and tape reshape rough initial forms into final pieces, which range from semi-abstract to completely non-representational.
My background—applying theory to computing problems—predisposes me to cast sculptural issues as tensions between ideal and realization. Each work combines geometric edges and curved painted surfaces. However, irregularities such as corroded finish, biomorphic wandering and assembly flaws suggest a formal construct having problems sticking to script.
I work in series. Each series has a generator basis—an informal grammar being explored for sweep and impact. Works from the same basis are quite distinct but definitely related, e.g., all might incorporate one or two large, bright wood parts. Pieces within a series often install well as an ensemble.