Going Up? is a solo exhibition of whimsical metal sculptures by Texas artist Lauren McAdams. The exhibition focuses on two of the artist’s most recent bodies of work, Flying Rings and the Women Series.
In Flying Rings, McAdams’ fanciful interpretations of finger rings appear to whiz, fly and zip their way up and down the high-tension cables she has installed in Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s Artist Hall. Replete with feet, propellers and wheels, the Flying Rings are full of character, a fact noted in the titles of each piece.
In the Women Series, McAdams continues her exploration into the potential capabilities of different individuals and again shows the viewer her sense of humor. However, instead of the fictional characters she references in Flying Rings, her subjects are highly influential and controversial female pop-culture icons.