"Three dimensional sculptures help Renee Lachman contextualize mental health. Lachman tells the story of her mother, who herself was diagnosed with a mental illness, and comments on the altered states of reality, identity and perception that such ailments can cause. Using found objects assembled in layers, viewers look through various materials of different texture and opacity in her interactive worksa reflection on the different ways that one object can be seen from different perspectives."
Strathmore Fine Art
"A part of a gutter, rusted sickle, dolls hair, pieces of wood and metals combined together sound more like objects one would find in a junkyard rather than on a piece of art. But for artist Renée Lachman, these are typical types of pieces she uses to create her unique sculptures.
Lachman, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years, was the citys first Recycling Artist-in-Residence. The project was in collaboration with SCRAP-DC, an art retail store devoted to inspiring creativity and environmentally sustainable behavior.
During her residency, she created several assemblages, which are three-dimensional artworks on a background surface consisting of found objects. Her works appear in multiple art shows around the area."
Takoma Park Patch
From the Capitol Hill Art League Juried Exhibition
Jan 11th - Feb 24th 2013
"Renee Lachman's sculpture investigates essential elements: air, plants, water and earth. Shapes of pods and husks and hulls recur throughout her work. She thinks of her work as petroglyphs in three dimensions. Words such as tactile, encrusted, membrane and sprouting are called to mind. Despite the abstract nature of her sculpture, it retains a feeling of warmth and humanity"