ART AGAINST THE ENDTIMES FUND by Beth Lipman

ART AGAINST THE ENDTIMES FUND is a fundraising event hosted by the esteemed Kirsten Hassenfeld at her website:

http://www.kirstenhassenfeld.com/goods

The entire sale price of these artworks will be donated to the ACLU to aid in the protection of all people in the US from the unlawful actions of the coming administration. Donating artists have graciously agreed to sell their works for a fraction of their retail price and are absorbing the cost of shipping in the continental US.

I am contributing to this event, thanks for your support and lets get to work.

Recent Press by Beth Lipman

Busy times- see below for press from select recent exhibitions:

courtesy Wave Hill and Ken Goebel

courtesy Wave Hill and Ken Goebel

(Not So) Still Life at GLYNDOR GALLERY, WAVE HILL, NY | APRIL 5 – JULY 4, 2016

http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/07/artseen/not-so-still-life

Courtesy John Michael Kohler Arts Center/ Kohler Co.

Courtesy John Michael Kohler Arts Center/ Kohler Co.

courtesy John Michael Kohler Arts Center/ Kohler Co

courtesy John Michael Kohler Arts Center/ Kohler Co

Lecture at the de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco by Beth Lipman

Guest Lecture: The Making of Candlesticks, Books, Flowers, Fruit, and Other Things of Interest, by Beth Lipman

courtesy Montgomery Museum of Fine Art

courtesy Montgomery Museum of Fine Art

September 1, 2016,

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Koret Auditorium

Her work explores aspects of material culture through still lives, site-specific installations, and photographs. The hand-sculpted glass compositions are comprised of inanimate objects that are metaphors for individuals and society. Every object, whether broken, flawed, or perfect is incorporated into the final composition, literally capturing a moment in time. The process of creating defines the final composition. Concepts of mortality, consumerism, materiality, and temporality (critical issues since the inception of the still life tradition in the 17th century) continue to be relevant.

Ticket Information

Free in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Docent Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. No reservations required.

Contact Information

Docent Council

docent@famsf.org

(415) 750-3638

Once and Again at Hunter Museum of American Art by Beth Lipman

ONCE & AGAIN: STILL LIFES BY BETH LIPMAN

On view MARCH 12, 2016 - JUNE 12, 2016

Finding inspiration in European master paintings, Beth Lipman (b. 1971) draws links between past and present in her large-scale, three-dimensional glass sculptures, expanding beyond still life to incorporate elements of portraiture and the landscape. The results are provocative pieces that transcend the glittering beauty of glass and speak about issues relevant to contemporary life.

The largest presentation of the Wisconsin-based artist’s work to date, this exhibition also features photographs taken during a residency in Alaska in 2014, unique because Lipman placed her clear glass pieces directly into the landscape, turning the still life object into a portrait. With some of her photographic work, the artist destroys and recycles the glass, further commenting on the inability of things to satisfy, the fragility of life and our role in the natural cycle. Once & Again reflects the themes and processes explored during Lipman’s entire career, such as the superabundance of contemporary culture, consumerism, decay and materiality.  

The artist will open the exhibition with a discussion of her work on Friday, March 11 at 6 pm. This event is open to the public and is free with regular admission.

 Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman is organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.

Theories of the Earth by Beth Lipman

Wheaton College

Gallery Opening & Reception
February 4, 2016 at 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Haas Concourse & Lobby, Watson Fine Arts

Artist Talk by Beth Lipman and Lauren Fensterstock
April 6, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts

All events are free and open to the public.

Ringling Museum Acquires Sideboard with Blue China by Beth Lipman

Sarasota, Fla, January 2016—As a sign of dedication to glass as an artistic medium, The Ringling recently acquired Sideboard with Blue China, a monumental and intricate wood and glass sideboard by renowned American artist Beth Lipman. This acquisition was made possible by a major gift, along with an endowment for the acquisition of contemporary art, from Dan Denton, Board member, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation, and Founder Emeritus, Sarasota Magazine.

The work will become a part of The Ringling’s glass collection to be housed in the recently announced Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion, set to open in the fall of 2017, made possible in part by major gifts by Nancy and Philip Kotler and Margot and Warren Coville.

www.ringling.org

 

MONTGOMERY MUSEUM OF FINE ART ACQUIRES PITCHER WITH VINE by Beth Lipman

Pitcher with Vine, 2011, 63” x 44” x 30”, glass, wood, paint, adhesive, photo credit: Robb Quinn

Pitcher with Vine, 2011, 63” x 44” x 30”, glass, wood, paint, adhesive, photo credit: Robb Quinn

Montgomery, AL, Monday, December 21, 2015- The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the acquisition of a sculpture by Wisconsin-based artist Beth Lipman (American, born 1972). Pitcher with Vine, 2011, was created using glittering glass. This large-scale, three-dimensional still life references early examples of seventeenth-century Baroque still lifes—specifically the Dutch Haarlem style of traditional laid tables while addressing issues relevant to today such as consumerism and excess. It was purchased for the Museum’s collection using funds from the Collectors Society and through the generosity of individual patrons Dr. Laurie Weil and Dr. Tommy Wool, Corinna and Barry Wilson, James W. Wilson, Jr., and Wynona W. Wilson Family Foundation, Karen and Marvin Campbell, Laura and Barrie Harmon, Ann Hubbert, Joan Loeb, Laura and Michael Luckett, Dawn and Adam Schloss, and Helen Till.

The sculpture is on view as part of the exhibition Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman until January 31, 2016. It will then travel to the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In the summer of 2016, it will return to the MMFA for installation with other works from the Museum’s permanent collection.