Beth Lipman - Aspects of (American) Life, 2013glass sculpturephoto credit: Gavin Ashworth
Beth Lipman was recently commissioned by the New Britain Museum of American Art to create a work that invited dialogue with and renewed interest in a work prized in the Museum’s impressive permanent collection. Lipman’s Aspects of (American) Life creates a fresh take on the Museum’s epic Thomas Hart Benton murals formerly in the Peggy Guggenheim collection. On display, juxtaposed Benton’s room sized paintings, Lipman creates a monumental three-dimensional still-life sculpture from clear glass; the viewer can “reflect” on the good fortunes of wealth and prosperity as well as the misfortunes that ensue from their abuse.

Beth Lipman - Aspects of (American) Life, 2013
glass sculpture
photo credit: Gavin Ashworth

Beth Lipman was recently commissioned by the New Britain Museum of American Art to create a work that invited dialogue with and renewed interest in a work prized in the Museum’s impressive permanent collection. Lipman’s Aspects of (American) Life creates a fresh take on the Museum’s epic Thomas Hart Benton murals formerly in the Peggy Guggenheim collection. On display, juxtaposed Benton’s room sized paintings, Lipman creates a monumental three-dimensional still-life sculpture from clear glass; the viewer can “reflect” on the good fortunes of wealth and prosperity as well as the misfortunes that ensue from their abuse.