Reno artist Lara Alberti is the latest to be featured at the Nevada Legislature in the Legislative eXhibition Series gallery in Carson City.
Alberti’s series “Time Frame” opens Monday and continues through April 5 in the gallery located adjacent to the Caucus Deli in the Legislative building.
Alberti uses antique clock cases as a device for artistic exploration. She focuses on timing and the devices used to orient people in the universe. Her work explores the paradox of constant and fixed units of time in opposition to fluid and elastic personal sense of time.
“Each of our experiences is a measure of time. Playing chess, climbing a flight of stairs, watching a butterfly flit across the yard, all are events that could measure time in a very personal way,” she said. “For example, the chess player may define the length of a day by the number of chess games that could be played or won.”
Alberti said she finds these gauges of time — rather than minutes, hours, or days — much more descriptive and evocative when measuring life experience.
Born in Wellesley, Mass., Alberti earned a bachelor of fine arts degree magna cum laude at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has exhibited in Arizona at the West Valley Art Museum in Sun City and the Sedona Arts Center, and at the Nevada Art Museum in Reno.
The LXS gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and is managed by the Artist Services Program of the Nevada Arts Council. The Legislative eXhibition Series has provided a spotlight on the Silver State’s breadth of contemporary and folk artists during the biennial session since 1985.