Beth Lipman mines tradition to reflect on 21st-century cultural realities. An artist in the WAM summer exhibition “Ritual & Desire: Contemporary Glass Art,” Lipman creates sculptural collages of transparent glass that suggest the opulence and splendor of Renaissance and Baroque still-life paintings.
For Lipman, historic art acts as a touchstone for new ideas and dynamic constructions—signaling thoughts on mortality, consumerism, and materiality.
The talk will survey the artist’s recent interests and art with comment on the large-scale installation in the WAM galleries. Galleries open before talk.