Talking Process with Lia Lowenthal


Artist Lia Lowenthal will be in-store for a talk about her jewelry and design company, LL, LLC. Her newest collection, The Sapient Owl, interprets systems of social organization—such as plans for public water supply, air traffic control manuals, medical billing systems—into physical forms, embodied in ancient metal alloys dating back to the pre-Columbian era.

These alloys were engineered for their specific sheen and sonic qualities, yet are no longer used for jewelry but are used for prototyping and as a conductive element in batteries. Through conveying these social systems in these alloys, LL, LLC collapses the past with the present to consider an alternative way to interact with the forces and history which shape our perspective and mobility.

Join us to hear about these structures that shape the idea of location and the process of making this collection in Taxco, Mexico while holding the finished pieces.

All are welcome: free!