PLAY ME – Exhibition of new mechanical sculptures by Yuliya Lanina

Please join us for an exhibition of new work by Yuliya Lanina of her signature mechanical sculptures with original musical scores by Yevgeniy Sharlat. Also, on exhibition are new small works on canvas and paper.

Yuliya Lanina received her MFA in animation at Hunter College and has fused the lines between sculpture, painting and animation for years with her mechanical sculptures, which, similar to her animations, rely on music and moving images to tell her stories and do not ever include dialog. Her large animated sculptures and animations have shown the world over. When the artist noticed that her mechanical sculptures rarely end-up in the hands of private collectors because of their large size, Lanina was moved to create more “music box” size, personal animated sculptures for the private collector. “Play Me” is a culmination of this effort which involved herself, original musical scores by her husband who is the accomplished composer (and University of Texas composition professor) Yevgeniy Sharlat, and mechanical engineer Theodore Johnson to produce.

Please join us to experience these wonderful new inventions alongside the artists on Friday, September 12 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM. If you cannot make opening night, the show will be open by appointment through October 11.

**This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

A special thanks for help with funding.

A special thanks for help with funding.

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