LUCIA LOVE: REFLECTING POOL
On view at CUE Art Foundation, November 1 - December 11, 2014
CUE is pleased to present Lucia Love’s mixed media exhibition, "Reflecting Pool." Love transforms a common object, a party straw, into an immersive installation of dark and peculiar forms, relying on a careful balance of the comical, the strange, and the violent. cueartfoundation.org/lucia-love
"In various corners, two huge, monolithic, ash-grey bendy straw sculptures tower over all. A third is toppled over, defenseless, vulnerable even, but in a second take, it is alarming, its base is comprised of thick steel tractor blades, threatening dismemberment with one misplaced step. There is a glint in the darkness. It’s a hook, closely resembling the spoke of a fireplace poker, pierced in the wall, fastened in place like a sword in stone that awaits withdrawal. Too dark to see from afar, the walls, upon closer inspection, reveal expressive scratch and scuff marks, signifying physical activity, struggle maybe, a scrawled gestural history of the space. Something happened here."
--Excerpt from "Three-dimensional Allegory: Lucia Love’s "Reflecting Pool" by Louis Doulas. Read more here: cueartfoundation.org/catalogue-essays/lucia-love
Video accompanying the exhibition: "Orificial Cup" by Lucia Love and Jillian McManemin. The video can be seen be seen in its entirety here: vimeo.com/111472790