“Liza Lou: Classification and Nomenclature of Clouds” at Lehmann Maupin
Liza Lou hasn’t had a New York solo show in over a decade, but she’s inaugurating Lehmann Maupin‘s new Chelsea flagship with her monumental fabric and beadwork painting The Clouds, which appeared at the Sydney Biennale. The work’s 600 pieces were hand sewn in a gridded pattern with assistance from her studio of women in Durban, South Africa. Lou then paints over the beads, before breaking some of the beads to reveal the stencil-like surface below. She’ll also take over the gallery’s 536 West 22nd Street space with paintings and sculptures from her “Terra” series.
501 West 24th Street and 536 West 22nd Street; September 6–October 27, 2018, opening reception 6 p.m.–8 p.m.