Photos by Daniel Terna. Images courtesy of 321 Gallery.


Lia Lowenthal
October 10–November 21, 2015

321 Gallery is pleased to present GETHENS by LL, LLC, a solo exhibition of new work by Lia Lowenthal.

For this exhibition, Lowenthal debuts the GETHENS collection, a series of wearable objects tenuously described as jewelry. Unlike traditional accessories, these pieces are designed to be balanced on particular points on the body, however precariously. Inspired by theoretical and actual systems—including Lacan’s diagrams of subjective experience, layouts for public water supply, and unrealized patents for display apparatuses—Lowenthal’s designs consider various forms of perception, projection, and public connectivity.

The exhibition elaborates on the idea of a traditional trunk show, taking place in the parlour room of 321 Washington Avenue, a 19th century Brooklyn brownstone. GETHENS by LL, LLC will be accompanied by a “lookbook” containing photographs of the collection’s various designs. Special thanks go to Melinda Faylor and the Terna/Shiffman family.

Lia Lowenthal (b. 1984, New York City) is an artist based in Brooklyn. She holds an MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College, and a BA from University of California, Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions and performances include Wendy’s Subway (NY, 2015), Southfirst (NY, 2014), Cleopatra’s (NY, 2014), Swiss Institute (NY, 2014), and Art in General (NY, 2012).