Another exciting Hudson Valley exhibition of note is the show at Neuberger Museum of Art Exhibit – Color Field and Solid Grey by Liza Lou. Liza challenges traditional definitions of painting, sculpture, and craft in her dazzling installations made entirely of glass beads. Color Field, the artist’s largest sculpture to date, is an abstract work measuring approximately 1,400 square feet that will carpet nearly the entire floor of the Neuberger Museum of Art’s largest gallery in a shimmering field of color.
Lou originally created Color Field in Durban, South Africa, where she lived from 2005-2014, working with a team of nearly 30 Zulu women artisans. This monumental work will be re-created on site at the Neuberger Museum under the artist’s direction. The exhibition also includes Lou’s Solid Gray and Color/White canvases, a series of monochromatic woven beaded works in various hues.
Liza Lou: Color Field and Solid Grey
November 8, 2015 – February 21, 2016
Neuberger Museum of Art
State University of New York
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Read more about Liza Lou: Color Field and Solid Grey in The New York Times by clicking HERE
Here is an excerpt from the article:
She speaks thoughtfully, if tentatively, about her unique process of art-making, and what it can and can’t do. “There aren’t that many activities we have where people can gather as a culture in a non-commercial setting where nothing’s for sale and where you’re not being proselytized in a kind of religious experience,” she says. “It’s an opportunity to get together and make something. I don’t know if it makes us better. I don’t know if art makes us better. All I try to do is put people in these situations where something might happen.”