In her solo exhibition, Precarious Possessions, we see the continuation of the Artist's exploration of this concept on a grand scale. Lipman's new works explore aspects of growth and decay, desire and consumption, and the literal embodiment of ourselves in our possessions.
After acquiring Beth Lipman's masterpiece Bride for its permanent collection, the North Carolina Museum of Art will include the piece in its collaborative, multimedia exhibition examining the intersection of time and art by artists who employ innovative and experimental techniques in their work. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue.
A gift from Dorothy Saxe in honor of John Buchanan, contemporary glass artist Beth Lipman’s Candlesticks, Books, Flowers and Fruit (2010) is installed as a dramatic centerpiece of Gallery 25 at the de Young, which features our nineteenth-century trompe l’oeil paintings. By placing Lipman's sculpture, along with works by contemporary artists such as Richard Shaw (b. 1941) and David Regan (b. 1964), in a gallery of predominantly nineteenth-century still lives, we underscore the persistent resonance of the still life genre, which can reflect both an artist’s mastery of technique and the philosophical, spiritual, or moral questions of an age.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American studio-glass movement with the opening of the renovated Aviva and Jack A. Robinson glass gallery on Wednesday, April 4. The gallery, which is dedicated solely to displaying studio glass, will feature new cases, upgraded lighting and two stunning new acquisitions: Still Life with Vines (2011) by Beth Lipman and Spirit Box (2009) by Preston Singletary.
The still life, One and Others, is a site-specific installation commissioned by the Norton Museum of Art. It is a composite "portrait" of the museum, an early settler to Palm Beach, Richard Hone, and the artist. The work includes pineapple flowers, leaves, and fruit, gazing balls from David Teniers the Younger's The Interior of a Nobleman's Gallery and multiple floral swags referring to Daniel Seghers's A Garland of Pink Roses, a Tulip, a Pink Carnation, Narcissi and Other Flowers with Blue Bows as well numerous other objects found in the museum's permanent collection paintings. The entire composition balances atop a casket that is custom fitted to the artist's dimensions.