Exhibition – Canvas: A beady eye on art

2014-08-17 15:00

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Liza Lou is a US artist who is based in South Africa. She uses intricate beadwork to recreate ordinary objects, The result is an intricate piece of art that makes you view the mundane in a new light.

Lou started her beading project after visiting South Africa in 2005.

She now employs 25 artisans from KwaZulu-Natal to actualise her creations. Her latest exhibition, Canvas, takes the surface normally accepted as the ground for art and turns it into a piece in itself. Each “canvas” is created by thousands of intricate off-white and brown beads.

We love how Lou is involving South African women, and the meticulous detail of her work is something to behold.

Canvas is on at the Goodman Gallery in Parkwood, Joburg, until September 6

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