NOMA Gallery is pleased to present “ Building Dwelling Thinking”, new works by Lisa Sigal, on view from April 24th to May 29th, 2010.
The title “Building Dwelling Thinking” comes from an essay written by Heidegger in 1954. Heidegger examines the meaning of being through built and constructed space. The text is a reference for the artist’s thought process, defining space as a conditional state. Armed with the languages of painting and architecture, Sigal’s work materializes the spaces between and within built structures
Lisa Sigal works at the intersection of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Using materials that are endemic to her work sites, she constructs pieces that insinuate themselves into the fabric of the built environment. The formal and the philosophical stability of structure is one of the principal questions at the heart of her work.
Lisa Sigal received her MFA in Painting from the Yale University School Of Art. She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. Her work was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and she had a major installation called “Line Up” at the New Museum in 2009, both in New York City. Past and upcoming projects include P.S.1 (NY), LAX Art (LA), The Sculpture Center (NY), Frederieke Taylor Gallery (NY) and the Aldrich Museum (CT). She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.