In her mesmerizing sculptures, Liza Lou expands the possibility of familiar objects and enlivens abstract shapes through the methodical application of glass beads, as she does in Gathered (One Million), pictured here.
MCASD will debut Color Field, Lou’s newest, large-scale sculpture, measuring more than 20 feet by 20 feet. Composed of thirty-two shades of colored beads meticulously placed on small wire supports, the “field” of abstract painting will become an unlikely garden on the gallery floor around which visitors can walk: a shimmering moiré of color in the light-filled space. Color Field was begun in Durban, South Africa and will be completed at MCASD, where teams of volunteers will aid in the work’s installation over a two-week period.
Liza Lou: Color Field is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Underwriting support for this exhibition has been generously provided by Iris and Matthew Strauss. Institutional support for MCASD is provided, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.