By Sarah Fisch
NOW ART, FOR REAL.
1. Beili Liu at Three Walls Gallery.
A native of Jilin, China and graduate of University of Michigan’s MFA program, Beili is now an Assistant Professor at UT Austin.
Continuing Liu’s philosophic bent and delicate touch with materials was “Lapse”, Alongside “a 4-panel mixed-media —painting? let’s call it?— that hung alongside “Miasma”, composed of layers of delicately-burnt vellum mounted on birchwood.
Seen from afar (though not that afar-Three Walls ain’t big) it recalled stalks or grasses or something, even evoked motion, something strewn by a natural process. Which it is: which art is.
Go look at her website for her other pieces—there’s one entitled "Void"which
also uses her meticulous, unexpectedly light burning ritual/technique,
upon numerous layers of silk organza. Gorgeous stuff, subtly sly, and
BEILI LIU: MIASMA
A SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION
Three Walls Gallery
106 D Blue Star Building B