Lynda Juel’s work often focuses on women, and frequently uses domestic imagery. “Brooms and vacuums, irons, empty dresses, shoes, gloves and children’s clothes reflect the realities of ordinary life through metaphor and irony, playing on the edges between light and dark,” says Ms. Juel, whose work will be exhibited alongside Marie Sturken’s at Ellarslie, Nov. 15 to Jan. 4.
Ms. Juel works in additive sculpture and found-art manipulation. Her sculpture is constructed from long filaments cut from aluminum cans, then woven or wrapped into a mesh covered armature. In describing her work, she says, “The colors from the cans provide an interesting palette.”
With this method, Ms. Juel is able to stop and start work when time permits, so the medium is appropriate to her world. Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., she attended Houghton College and Northwestern University. After teaching high school English for six years, she began to take courses in studio arts at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Juel’s work has appeared in galleries and exhibitions in Minnesota, New Jersey and New York.