Emerge Gallery is pleased to be exhibiting the latest installation by artist Robert Lach.
"Living Out of a Suitcase"
My work is based in the concept of "home" as a transient space. Suitcases represent traveling, migration, and displacement. They signify my childhood domestic reality of living in my places and not feeling rooted. The sculptures are constructed from recycled materials that are deconstructed and stitched together. At night the houses will be illuminated focusing attention on the architecture.
Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, Robert is a multidisciplinary artist who graduated from New Jersey City University with a BFA in sculpture. The local landscape inspires and fuels his art practice – from the state’s post-industrial north to the beauty of its southern wildlife areas and beaches. Found objects, recycled materials, and gathered detritus from various environments are muse for sculpture, photography, installation, and public art projects. Public art projects have included the Atlantic sculpture park in Atlantic City and The Gateway Project in Newark, NJ. The artist has participated in residencies at Elsewhere in Greenboro, NC, ESKFF at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ, Solo(s) Project House in Newark, and I-Park in CT.