I've always been fascinated with Liza Lou's work. Not the work itself though, the process. How many beads can one person repetitively weave or place onto a sculpture that is enormous, repeating a task that is even more so? What makes her tick?
Liza Lou recently had a gallery exhibit in London and it was reviewed by Adriane Searle, of The Guardian. Mr. Searle provides us with a look into her life and her compulsion with all things beaded. It's a review that also touches on things you might not want to know. But then, you might want to know that she was tormented as a child and perhaps this is what drives her as an adult.
Could she really be the genius the MacArthur Foundation thinks she is? Perhaps. Click on the title above to read the review. At the bottom of the article you'll find links to her exhibit at the White Cube Gallery in London and a webpage from Dietsch.com that shows a variety of images of her work.
More on the web:
San Francisco Art Institute
Aid to Artisans
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