Ghost of a Dream

 

presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery

 

 

Lauren Was born 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Adam Eckstrom born 1974 in Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA

 

 

The artist collaborative duo Ghost of a Dream work with Sculpture and installation to embody the essence of opulence, through construction of materials that end up in the trash.  They mine popular culture for detritus that people use to attain their goals.  Whether it is a romance novel someone reads to transport them into a dream reality, a religious tract promising the glory of eternal life, or a lottery ticket that gives the possibility of a future full of decadence - Ghost of a Dream use these remnants to re-create dreams.  Eckstrom received an MFA Painting (Honors) 2005, and Was an MFA Sculpture (Honors) 2004, from Rhode Island School of Design.  Ghost of a Dream have exhibited internationally, including an IAAB residency in Basel, Special Project at VOLTA5 and as joint-winners of The Young Masters Art Prize, London 2009. 2010 exhibitions include, The Courtauld, Somerset House London, VOLTA NY and a retrospective at The Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Pennsylvania. They are currently engaged in a residency at Vierter Stock Projektraum Berlin.

 

 


Ghost of a Dream, Love & Money, 2010, chandelier and mirror, 42.5 x 34.25 x 41.25 inches

Ghost of a Dream, This is it, 2010, romance novels, lottery tickets, mirrors, chandeliers, panels, and sand bags, dimensions variable