Lisa Williamson is at least 40 years younger than the other artists in the atmospheric group show “No Vacancies,” but her sculptures and collages don’t appear out of sync. The Los Angeles-based artist, born in 1977, is represented by three white painted wooden sculptures, each accented with a punch of color. Her works, tweaked with a dash of wit, engage with her Minimalist and modernist forebears. In addition to her sculptures, a selection of meticulous painted paper collages hang on the wall alongside four paintings made between the 1950s and ‘70s by the late Miyoko Ito. Ito’s tubular forms and unusual palette place her squarely in the Surrealist-infused Imagist camp.
Gallery director Kristen Becker, who curated the show, includes enigmatic abstract white plaster sculptures by the UK-based Philip King. King, born in 1934, studied with Anthony Caro and assisted Henry Moore. Two large works by Robert Morris, including a 1983 12-foot-tall felt wall hanging with heavy pink and black folds bring a touch of Georgia O’Keeffe imagery to the show.
Pictured: Installation view of “No Vacancies”; at Marianne Boesky. Courtesy Marianne Boesky, New York. Photo Jason Wyche.