On View

Overcome

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Overcome

Artist: Beth Lipman (American, born 1971)
Date: 2016
Medium: glass, wood, paint, adhesive
Dimensions:
Overall: 42 × 38 × 40 in. (106.7 × 96.5 × 101.6 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of the Kohler Foundation, Inc., 2018.79.a-.p
Accession number: 2018.79.a-.p
Classification: sculpture
In Collection(s)
Label TextThe Kohler Foundation has given the Art Center a major artwork by Beth Lipman, entitled Overcome (2016). Often inspired by historic, still-life painting, Lipman's art comments on mortality, vitality, time, and the environmental issues, and has helped pave the way for introducing craft practice into the contemporary art realm. This work combines a small table with cast glass, broken glass cast offs from the crafting process, and commercially made glass found objects, all of which brings its own history to the work. This is the first work by Lipman to enter the collections. Source: News Apr May Jun 2019
entirely unexpected