Lia Cook: Material Allusions

Florentine Fresco, © 1992, Lia Cook, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Bernard Koteen Revocable Trust

March 12, 1996 – July 7, 1996
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
1661 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC
Galleries 104-105, 1st Floor

This first major traveling exhibition of 25 works focuses on the last 10 years of Lia Cook's career. Her wall hangings, composed of rayon, silk, and abaca paper, to which she applies paints and dyes, depict the illusions of cloth.