First Floor

Windows & Bars
Lizzie Scott

May 5, 2006 - June 4, 2006

Windows & Bars
Lizzie Scott
May 5 – June 4, 2006

For immediate release

WINDOWS & BARS
An exhibition by Lizzie Scott

May 5 – June 4, 2006

LMAKprojects is proud to present Windows & Bars, an exhibition of textile works by Lizzie Scott. Windows & Bars is Scott’s latest investigation into the idea that decoration can be essential and that function can be excessive. In Windows and Bars, the artist creates encaustic rubbings of windows (and the bars that guard them) on delicate white cotton and rough blue denim. The resulting pieces are embellished with a variety of materials borrowed from the language of clothing and upholstery– ribbon, fur, feathers, buttons, and zippers –forming elegant compositions while also hinting at mysterious functions. Scott’s pieces are seductive maps of existing spaces, but they are also proposals for objects of a decidedly different order: objects that embody the physical and psychological intersection between painting, window covering, and human garment. Scott’s work can be hung on the wall. It can be inserted into the original window space. Or it can be fastened to a person’s body. Thus, the window- the point of entry and access to the realm of the outdoors- can be experienced visually, as one looks at or through the new objects, or palpably, physically, as one envelops oneself in the created object. Scott’s work confronts the viewer with a tactile examination of the competing, and often complementary, vernaculars of painting, textile, and architecture. More ambitiously, ultimately, it calls for behavioral revision, for an alternate means by which we may interact with human and human-made architecture.

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday from 1-6 pm, and by appointment