‘Keeping Time’: Solo Show by Bowdoin’s Eggert Asks Timely Questions


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“Art and mechanics, time and text come together in Alicia Eggert’s art,” reads a review in The Tennessean, describing Keeping Time, the assistant professor of art’s solo exhibition at Nashville’s COOP Gallery.

Eggert’s work examines the measurement of time — questioning how much should we trust the instruments we’ve come to rely upon.

A Place in the Universe

See more of Eggert’s work, including more images from the Keeping Time exhibition, on the artist’s blog, A Place in the Universe.

One of the sculptures in the show, Pulse Machine, has been featured on many art and design blogs, including Today and Tomorrow, Designboom and VVork, among others. Keeping Time runs through the end of June.

“My most successful projects are those that were made in collaboration,” says Eggert.

“Ideas are always better when they’re bounced around a bit. Eternity was made in collaboration with my partner, Mike Fleming; Pulse Machine was made in collaboration with Boston-based artist/engineer, Alexander Reben. I often work with Robert Stevens and Benjamin King in Bowdoin’s machine shop to develop the mechanisms for my kinetic sculptures.

“Many artists enjoy working alone in their studios, but I prefer making work in conversation. It allows me to share the experience, the excitement, the responsibility and the success with someone else. It’s a lot more fun that way.”

Time is certainly not standing still for Eggert. She’s installing Eternity at the Niagara Artists Center in Canada later this month, and will be showing it again at the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) at the Albuquerque Museum of Art in September.

Eggert is scheduled to show You are (on) an island at Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney, Australia, in October.

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