Liza Lou | Gather (one million) | Wichita Art Museum
30 May 2015 – 13 September 2015
This summer, the Wichita Art Museum is proud to feature a beautiful and poetic installation by world-renowned artist Liza Lou. The exhibition will feature Lou’s Gather (one million), a shimmering 150-square-foot golden field.
To make the work, nine million beads in varying shades of gold were threaded onto cut wire to make one million blades of grass. Lou systematically counted, weighed, blended and divided the blades into equal wheat-like sheaves. This work of art will be presented along with Lou’s newest series of work–large wall-hanging color fields of glass beads that resemble open skies and sunsets.
The painterly freedom of the installation evokes the seasonal regeneration of landscape and the abundance of harvest.
The Wichita presentation of Liza Lou’s Gather (one million) has been generously sponsored by F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, Trustee, and Belger Cartage Service, Inc. Additional support has been provided by the Berry Foundation, Gridley Family Foundation, and Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner.
Located in the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Gallery
Wichita Art Museum
1400 West Museum Boulevard
Wichita, Kansas 67203
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image: Liza Lou, Gather (one million) (detail), 2008-2010. Glass beads, stainless steel wire, hemp twine, 7 x 150 x 150 inches. Courtesy of the artist