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February 25 - March 23, 2021

Lynn Basa

In The Aggregate

37-39 Clinton St NEW YORK


New York, NY-  Space 776 is pleased to present an exhibition of Chicago-based artist Lynn Basa at Space 776 New York on view from February 25 to Mar23, 2021.



  1. a whole formed by combining several (typically disparate) elements.

  2. a material or structure formed from a loosely compacted mass of fragments or particles.


Paintings made by scraping through layers of previous decisions to find that the process itself turns them into something else in the aggregate.  Of course, it’s an allegory for the imperfection of memory, and the impossibility of going back.  But that can be a good thing.  Some things need to stay buried.  


Basa’s interest in materials began as a child by grubbing for fossils in the ravines of southern Indiana and weaving nests in clumps of prairie grass. After a long foray into clay and fiber art she turned to painting with encaustic because the medium of oil pigment and beeswax provides many of the effects of ceramics without a process mediated by equipment and kiln time.  





Lynn Basa lives and works in Chicago in an old storefront that was originally a Polish sausage shop.  She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in studio and critical theory, and a BA in fine art from Indiana University with a concentration in ceramics.  She taught in the Sculpture department at SAIC and is the author of The Artist’s Guide to Public Art.    


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