ON THE VERGE
On The Verge, Hilliard Art Museum, Lafayette, LA, 2023
LUCIANA ABAIT: ON THE VERGE
Luciana Abait: On the Verge features more than 20 recent artworks spanning photography, painting, sculpture, video installation and augmented reality that demonstrate the powerful visual language for which Abait is known. The exhibition, which premiered at Loyola Marymount University’s Laband Art Gallery.
“I find that Luciana’s depictions of our contemporary climate crisis are likewiseoverwhelming and invitational,” said Laband Art Gallery Director Karen Rapp, who curated the exhibition.“ Her palette is sometimes skewed neon and deliberately unnatural which causes an unsettling effect. But, at the same time, she renders her pictures with such intentionally beautiful surfaces and colors to remind us of what is at stake: her landscapes are figuratively pushing at the edge of planetary existence. It’s as if she’s urging us to step into the scene and do something good.