Cara Lynch

For There is Always Light

Cara Lynch
Maximum Capacity and Weathervane/Dancer
2024 and 2023

My sculptural work has been interacting with the wind as I consider agency and animation. I consider the wind as a harbinger, a specific emotional state, and a force we act with and against.

My current sculptural practice began with a question: How can I act outside of myself, and what would I do? My sculptures perform for the viewer. I often combine parts of my body with functional domestic objects. These objects, for me, are aspirational. They contain myths of leisure, comfort, stability, or the American dream. By merging myself with these utilitarian objects, I create uncanny objects that ask questions about agency, beauty, capitalism, action, and fulfillment.

I am currently working on a series of dancing weathervanes. These dancers are stand-ins for my own body. When activated by the wind, they spin and twirl. I was thinking about how I like to operate- at maximum capacity- and what I would do if I could be in two places at once.



About the Artist

Cara Lynch is an artist based between New York and Nashville. Working across media, she is currently making (mostly) paintings, weathervanes, windchimes, and lamps. She is a 2020 graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University and received her BFA from Adelphi University in 2012. Recent presentations include Less is a Bore at Blah Blah Gallery in Philadelphia and Rise at Modfellows Gallery in Nashville.

In addition to her studio work, she has created many commissioned public works including installations for NYC MTA Arts and Design, NYC Health and Hospitals, Nashville International Airport and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.