October 18, 2011

Liza Lou

Cell (2004-2006)

Glass beads, cast fiberglass, wood, eletrcial parts, 97 x 68 x 96 inches

Fire (2002)

Mixed media, glass beads, and Swarovski crystal,24 x 24 29 in. se.

Man (2002)

Mixed media and glass beads,76 x 71 x 45 in.

Back Yard (1996-1999)

Mixed media and beads, 528 sq ft.

Kitchen (1995)
Tiny glass beads

"Liza Lou was born in 1969 in New York City.Lou's work is at first mesmerizing and breathtakingly beautiful, millions of hand-placed glass beads covering surfaces such as appliances, security fences, and barbed wire. It is only when one begins to look more closely at the themes of Lou's work that one understands the seriousness of her subject matter, such as pleasure, pain, vulnerability, captivity, and injustice, both personal and political."

"Lou has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries around the world, including, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minneapolis; Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica; and Smithsonian Institution of American Art, Washington, D.C."

source: L & M Arts 2011

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