ARTIST: Beili Liu
DATES: 17 September – 24 October 2009
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, 17 September, 6 – 8 pm
GALLERY TALK: 3 October 2009
d berman gallery is pleased to present work by Beili Liu, an installation artist who achieves transience, fragility and a sense of time passing through the transformation of space. Ms. Liu, originally from China, is an assistant professor in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas – Austin. She says: “Often, what I learned from the material calls for a particular set of elements: structure, spatial orientation, location, light, and sound. Other times, I respond to a space or location that I come upon by chance. It asks to be transformed or fulfilled. And through the spontaneous dialogue with the chosen material and sensitive spatial compositions, I attempt to deliver it.”
Bound #2, one of the central pieces in the exhibit, features thousands of gossamer red threads spanning the distance between two free standing red oak columns and held in place by needles on each column. The surfaces of the human-scale red oak columns (reclaimed wood from shipping containers) reveal their histories. The piece is based on the Chinese legend of the red thread of destiny, which is the idea that when each person is born, they are connected by an invisible red thread to their destined soulmate.
Besides Bound #2, the exhibit also includes a number of mixed media installation, wall pieces, and a video piece.
Claire Ruud, the editor of ...might be good, said
of the work coming to the exhibit: “Tactile, delicate, elegant, structural,
rhythmic: each of Beili Liu’s works feels like a study in precariousness.”
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1701 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas 78701
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