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Lisa Williamson

Bio

Working in several different mediums—sculpture, painting, drawing, video, and publications—Lisa Williamson (b. 1977 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois) creates works that are conceptually dense yet embrace a minimal and refined visual language as well as a lighthearted humor. Trafficking in the potential for abstract forms to conjure recognizable everyday objects, from architectural details to the human body, her works are placed in precise relationship to one another to suggest a setting where actions have occurred. Her use of language—in her cleverly ambiguous titles and in the writings that she occasionally publishes—and the diagrams visualized within her drawings serve to animate the sculptures. For Made in L.A., Williamson has created a new group of objects that respond to the location of the Vault Gallery at the midpoint of the exhibition. The installation evokes the scene of an intermission, a series of sculptures at rest, like players taking a break from a performance.

Gallery

Lisa Williamson

Lisa Williamson. Up-Do, 2012. Made in L.A. Installation view at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, June 2-September 2, 2012. Photo by Brian Forrest.

Lisa Williamson

Lisa Williamson. Up-Do, 2012. Made in L.A. Installation view at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, June 2-September 2, 2012. Photo by Brian Forrest.

Lisa Williamson

Lisa Williamson. Up-Do, 2012. Made in L.A. Installation view at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, June 2-September 2, 2012. Photo by Brian Forrest.

Lisa Williamson

Lisa Williamson. Off Step, 2012 (side view). Acrylic on powder-coated steel 77 x 10 x 4 in. Courtesy the artist and Shane Campbell Gallery.

Lisa Williamson

Lisa Williamson. Up-Do, 2012  (detail). Acrylic on powder-coated steel 75 x 23 x 4 in. Courtesy the artist and Shane Campbell Gallery.

Lisa Williamson

Lisa Williamson.Up-Do, 2012  (front view). Acrylic on powder-coated steel. 75 x 23 x 4 in. Courtesy the artist and Shane Campbell Gallery.