Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Liza Lou at the White Cube

White Cube Hoxton Square is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Liza Lou, her second with the gallery. Over the past twenty years, Liza Lou has achieved acclaim for her meticulous, large-scale sculptures and installations in her unique medium of beads. While much of her previous work, such as the groundbreaking Kitchen (1991-96) or Security Fence (2005), explored political and social themes through menacingly beautiful spaces, Lou’s recent work is smaller in scale and almost entirely abstract. Emphasising formal characteristics such as structure, surface and rhythm, Lou has created a group of shimmering meditations on time, labour and the pleasures and ambiguities of looking.
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