Karen Lofgren                      

Trace Elements, 2017
Mixed media sculptures
Exhibition location: Near CHARA Array Telescope and 60-inch Telescope
Photo credits: Eden Batki, Austin Radcliffe, Brica Wilcox

Trace Elements is a sculptural installation of two objects that reflect the composition of the human body in relation to star elements utilizing materials such as calcium, carbon, sodium, copper, tin, silicone, chlorine, and cobalt.

Karen Lofgren is an Los Angeles based artist working in sculpture, installation, video, sound, and works on paper. The work taps into cultural anxiety, contemporary ritual, and mythology through objects and environments at life scale. Recent solo exhibitions include Other Relevant Experience and Ritual Landscape at Royale Projects Contemporary Art; On the River at VOLUME; Trajectory Object c. 2000-2050 with High Desert Test Sites; and Stabilizers at Armory Center for the Arts, as well as shows at LACE; Pitzer Art Galleries; PØST; and Machine Project. Group exhibitions include Commonwealth & Council; LACMA; Human Resources; Bank of America; Carter & Citizen; Vancouver Biennale; and OCAD University. Her projects have received support from the Mike Kelley Foundation; the Canada Council for the Arts; Durfee Foundation; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Ranch Projects; and West of Rome Public Art.