Making Meaning: A Talk with Artist Liza Lou – Sit down with Liza Lou for an evening

Liza Lou, Gold/Canvas, 2013, Woven gold-plated and matte glass, 65 3/16 × 64 15/16 in, Part of Art Basel in Miami Beach, Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Dean Elliot

Creative people face particular challenges: remaining true to one’s vision and the vagaries of one’s brain chemistry, as well as financial considerations. Artist Liza Lou will discuss her own practice and lead us in a conversation about how the artist can work to manage these stresses using poetry and literature as a way to consider making meaning. We’ll also discuss the transient aspects of creativity and the nature of imperfection.


Sessions is an ongoing series of in-depth, intimate conversations designed to facilitate inquiry into the cultural, political, and social topics affecting artists and the art world.

Space is limited to ten attendees and RSVPs are required. Selected readings will be provided ahead of time for discussion. To RSVP or for questions regarding Sessions, please email Erika Recordon at or call (347) 249-5406.

  • December 19, 2013
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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