Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is pleased to present A Landscape and a Hum, a solo exhibition of new sculptures and works on paper by Lisa Williamson, on view until December 2022. This is the artist’s first major solo exhibition in New York, following her debut exhibition with the gallery in Los Angeles last year.
Approaching the gallery as a container for individual and collective abstraction, Lisa Williamson leans into the formal considerations of sculpture to create works that are visually precise, physically resonant, and highly attuned to the spaces in which they are exhibited. In a series of suspended sculptures, wall reliefs, and works on paper, Williamson describes a landscape that is not separate from architecture or bodies, but is rather a distilled construction in parts—a compression. The title of the exhibition, A Landscape and a Hum, reflects not only the resonance or charge imbued within a particular form but also that of the space a work inhabits.
Throughout the exhibition, Williamson creates an equilibrium between distinct sculptural forms—a hum, as described by the artist. This sensitive approach to the demarcation of space is evident in her Bar sculptures, a series of narrow horizontal wall reliefs that wrap around the upstairs gallery. Installed as an interrupted line, each Bar is a rectilinear volume of varying length that holds space in its physicality.
Throughout her practice, Williamson follows an associative logic to create forms that are both tangible and resistant at once. Idiosyncratic in approach while rigorous in execution, Williamson continues to soften the line between painting and sculpture, abstraction and representation, language and object.