SCAD Museum of Art
October 29, 2011- January, 22, 2012
Liza Lou’s Let the Light In: Mass Multiplicity within Post-Minimalistic Art
Lou’s Continuous Mile (white) of 2006-08 is only one of some two-dozen works that are coated in endless, light-reflecting beads and are to be exhibited at SCAD Museum of Art from October 29th, 2011-January 22nd, 2012. Liza Lou, (b. 1969), an American artist based in both L.A. and South Africa, creates sculptures and reliefs that reference quotidian objects such as book pages, cotton cloth and fencing that when layered or made into multiples and then cloaked in brilliant glass beads evoke themes of containment, labor and repetition. The themes used by Lou allude to Pop Art and Neo-Expressionism but are grounded in Minimalist ideology.
| Liza Lou. Continuous Mile (white), 2006–08. Glass beads, cotton .75” x .75” x 63,360”. |
Liza Lou, Kitchen, 1991-94. Beads pasted on papier maché and wood, 12’ x 14’ x 9’.
|Liza Lou, Backyard, 1995-99. Mixed media beaded sculpture, base 22’ x 24’.|
Liza Lou. Gather (one million). Glass beads and hemp twine, 12’ x 12’.