MEASURE FOR MEASURE
November 3 - December 22, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 6 pm: Panel Discussion and Opening Reception
with curators Lisa Randall and Lia Halloran and Peter Mays, executive director of the Los Angeles Art Association
"Let Them Eat Cupcakes"
Performance by Elizabeth Tobias, 5 pm
Measure for Measure is an unprecedented all-media exhibition conceptualized and curated by globally renowned Harvard physicist Dr. Lisa Randall. Celebrated artist Lia Halloran co-curated this innovative project. Los Angeles-based artists Zig Gron, Katrina McElroy, Felicity Nove, Barbara Parmet, Susan Sironi, Elizabeth Tobias and Meeson Pae Yang create new and experimental works through a collaborative process with the curators.Measure for Measure is an exploration of the concept of scale through contemporary art expression. Dr. Randall and Lia Halloran’s curatorial vision explains how the concept of scale plays an important role both in understanding the makeup of the universe and in how we perceive it. Conceptual investigations of size begin with things we see around us that relate to the human body in visual distances and then explode outward to the vast extent of the universe and inward to the microscopic at sometimes abstracted and challenging to conceive levels. Although the range between these two boundaries is conceptually dramatic, artists have many ways to show relationship, consistency and parallels in structure and form that are worlds away in size. Measure for Measure investigates how we reinvigorate our thoughts and expand our perceptions when recognizable objects and spaces in architecture and nature are viewed in from different vantage points or are shifted in scale. Measure for Measure debuted in 2010 at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles.