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The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
Out of the Ordinary Geometry
10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33199


September 12th, 2012 - October 21st, 2012
Opening: 
September 12th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Templo Mayor / Main Temple, Lydia AzoutLydia Azout, Templo Mayor / Main Temple,
2006, Weathering steels, steel and copper, 2'10" x 31' 8" x 20' 2"
© Courtesy of the artist and The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
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Out of the Ordinary Geometry by Lydia Azout.

Out of the Ordinary Geometry by Lydia Azout, calls for the viewer to momentarily suspend the demands of the everyday, to interact on an emotional basis with the sculptural forms. The large-scale, site-specific work is multi-media and constructed out of different types of steel and projections. This exhibit is about the cosmos, Sacred Geometry, the unknown, the mysterious and the magical.

Throughout her career as a sculptor, Lydia Azout has focused on the basic elements of form and shape as symbolic of the powers of nature, especially the feminine forces she regards as reflections of creativity, cosmic order and harmony. Often working with monumental structures which she makes out of wood, steel and other materials, Lydia Azout boldly faces the challenges of size and space as she explores the object’s potential to express something beyond its geometric references and delve into a world that acknowledges the spiritual through a contemporary aesthetic. Her installation for the Frost Art Museum calls for the viewer to momentarily suspend the demands of the everyday to interact on an emotional basis with the sculptural forms. The large-scale, site-specific work is multi-media and constructed out of different types of steel and projections to produce a confrontation with the materials, potentially extend the human experience beyond that of the merely functional or obvious, and enter into a relationship directed at perception and personal response. According to the artist, “This exhibition is about the cosmos, Sacred Geometry, the unknown, the mysterious and the magical.”This exhibit, curated by Rebeca Schapiro, runs through October 21.


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