July 28, 2008

Sharon Louden lights up Birmingham

In The Birmingham News Michael Huebner reports that The Birmingham Museum of Art has commissioned New York artist Sharon Louden to create 12 paintings that will connect the museum with its outdoor sculpture garden. As well as the 13x13-inch paintings, the exhibition, 'Taking Turns,' will include video animation and LED cable. Before the Sept. 28 opening, the artist will be at the museum installing the paintings and twisting glowing cables into the trees to create three-dimensional drawings. "I wanted to embrace the Birmingham Museum of Art's architecture," Louden said. "The spaces enable a visual connection and physical experiences between the gestures in the painting and animation inside the galleries to those in the trees in the outdoor garden."

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