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February 18th, 2012

fyeahwomenartists: Elizabeth BerdannThe Chair of Insults,…





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Elizabeth Berdann
The Chair of Insults, 1992
Embroidery on doilies & upholstered chair 

February 18th, 2012

The show’s most haunting piece, by far, is "Drown," an installation consisting only of a single, transient gesture: the pouring of four liters of ocean water onto the concrete floor of the gallery every day. It is a modest and, for at least some portion of the day, a nearly invisible act that assumes on alarming poignancy when you learn that it is the volume of water that would fill the human lungs.

The show’s most haunting piece, by far, is "Drown," an installation consisting only of a single, transient gesture: the pouring of four liters of ocean water onto the concrete floor of the gallery every day. It is a modest and, for at least some portion of the day, a nearly invisible act that assumes on alarming poignancy when you learn that it is the volume of water that would fill the human lungs.:

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Holly Myers, Art review: Emilie Halpern at Pepin Moore, for the Los Angeles Times, February 2012.

See also images of the exhibition, and Five Years.