About the Exhibition

February 7–April 13

Horicon Bank Gallery

Beth Lipman uses the glass medium to address today’s extreme consumption. Her stunning, large-scale work pays homage to an ultra-extravagant, historic sideboard from 1853 by noted designers Bulkley and Herter.

Inspired by the Victorian predilection for displaying wealth and abundance in the home, Lipman believes that little has changed in our contemporary culture of ostentation in the ensuing 170 years: issues of growth and decay, wants versus needs, and the compulsive need for possessions continue to define modern life.


Image: gallery installation