Lisson Gallery

Shirazeh Houshiary: New Work

29 May – 26 July 2008

Shirazeh Houshiary: New Work

Lisson Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of new work by Shirazeh Houshiary. The exhibition will include previously unseen large scale canvases, smaller paintings and sculpture. Also on display will be Houshiary’s first film-based work shown on a LCD screen.

For this exhibition Houshiary has created seven new large-scale paintings. Executed on either black or white monochromatic canvas the delicate markings of her pencil are elusive and change in our vision over time. Each mark represents a word, the meaning of which remains unknown. These meticulous pencil traces create a second surface layer, contrasting with the solid aquacryl background. This new layer hovers in front of our eyes, at the very edge of perception, like a floating veil.

The exhibition will also include a new body of towers conceived in collaboration with the architect Pip Horne. Undoing the Knot, 2008, is a six-and-a-half-metre sculptural tower made of anodised blue aluminium. It will be exhibited on Lisson Gallery’s new outdoor sculpture area. Two smaller towers, one pink, one turquoise, measuring just under three metres, will stand inside the gallery.

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