Artist Liza Lou needs help with Neuberger show

Liza Lou and the Neuberger Museum invite members of the local community to volunteer and help assemble the artist’s monumental sculpture Color Field before it opens to the public on Nov. 7 at the museum, on the campus of Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

It’s a rare opportunity to experience the installation process as well as work with a leading contemporary artist. Color Field will cover the entire floor of the Neuberger Museum of Art’s largest gallery. This sculpture, comprised of hundreds of wires covered with millions of beads, was meticulously prepared by a team of artisans in Durban, South Africa, and will be carefully sited at the Neuberger with community help and the museum’s own volunteers, trained by and working directly with the artist.

Volunteer work sessions are scheduled to take place from Oct. 19 through Oct. 28, during which Liza Lou will be working with volunteers from Monday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 23 (she will not be on site Monday, Oct. 26, through Wednesday, Oct. 28). People can sign up by clicking this link for morning or afternoon work sessions.

Liza Lou has engaged with diverse communities from around the world to create her art. At the Neuberger, she is interested in having people on campus and from the local community take part in the process so that the work itself becomes a communal experience. Working on this installation requires physical dexterity and patience; adults 16 and over are welcome to participate. As described by the artist, “It can be very Zen/meditative.”

Those wishing to volunteer may call the museum at 914-251-6100 or visit www.neuberger.org

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