Lia Lowenthal "Fifteen Seconds"

Art in General

poster for Lia Lowenthal "Fifteen Seconds"

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With Fifteen Seconds, Lia Lowenthal places Henry Moore, known primarily for his large-scale public works, in the confining and transient space of an elevator. Lowenthal recreates Moore's sculptures as diagrammatically painted renderings on clear plastic, photographed on site in Art in General's elevator. As interpreted by the camera, the painted plastic suggests three-dimensionality, but also reveals itself as pliant and fragile, reversing the language of Moore's sculptures and equalizing them with the environment.

Fifteen seconds is the amount of time the elevator remains open. At times, the motion of the elevator doors simulates the effects of a camera's shutter, transporting the object from one space to another, and transforming the elevator into a mode of mediation.



from April 13, 2012 to June 23, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-04-13 from 18:00 to 20:00


Lia Lowenthal

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