Erika Lizée's new body of work Eternally Searching (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13) explores the breathtaking beauty, magic and power of the natural world. The artist is in a constant state of yearning; longing to understand the connections between things, to be able to grasp the complex and intricate web that is life. Lizée builds her installations from the idea that gallery walls can serve as symbolic thresholds between life and death, between what is known and unknown. Beyond the wall's surface, mysterious and complex biomorphic forms coalesce within the structures of sacred geometry, while other forms expand and emerge into the physical realm of the viewer. When we study mathematical sequences like the Fibonacci numbers, we can see how number patterns and geometry begin to reveal the framework of the world around us. Visually, the Fibonacci numbers manifest in form of the Golden Spiral, which can be observed throughout nature and serves as the centerpiece of this work of art. These mathematical clues give us a glimpse into the depths of the unknown, and speak to the deep-rooted questions we have always faced in relation to the existence of the universe and our role in it.
When: Opening Reception: Saturday, October 21, 2017. 6 - 9 pm (show runs through December 1).
Where: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Admission: Free and open to the public.