Simmons College Trustman Art Gallery Presents Michelle Lougee: Ubiquitous

January 30, 2015

Trustman Ubiquitous

The word ubiquitous, the namesake of artist Michelle Lougee’s mixed media installation, can be defined as present, appearing, or found everywhere. 
Visitors can offer their own interpretations of Lougee’s distinguished work when her exhibit opens at the Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College, Feb. 6. 
 
A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. 

By using common objects, Lougee interprets the world’s use of unnatural materials in our everyday lives.  The underlying, microscopic, and unseen world bulging with possibilities of life is also touched upon through a series of drawings. These works are not made with traditional materials but with her signature omnipresent shopping bags, layering elements like papyrus paper and fabric with the “line” created by stitching. By using these universal materials, she successfully allows viewers to look at our world through a new lens. 

“My sculpture and other works focus on the delicate balance between nature versus human society and technology,” she said. “The duality of this relationship is explored in both materials and subject matter. The combination of the two fractions produces mysterious yet familiar forms.”

”Ubiquitous” will be on exhibit at the Simmons College Trustman Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor, Main College Building, from Feb. 4 to March 5. 

(LEFT: A piece from the Ubiquitous exhibit by Michelle Lougee)