Pat Lasch, 2017 exhibition

Pat Lasch: Journeys of the Heart

March 25th – October 15th, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen

The artist’s first major museum exhibition, Journeys of the Heart surveys 43 years of work by Pat Lasch. Driven by personal stories and influenced by feminist practices, Lasch’s ouevre incorporates a range of media, from ceramic, bronze, and cut paper to wood sculpture and lace-making. Featuring the delicate cake and pastry sculptures for which the artist is best known alongside little-seen stitched canvas panels and an array of intimately-scaled bronze sculptures, Lasch’s beautiful work is intensely biographical. As a pioneer who emerged from the downtown New York art scene of the 1970s, Lasch embeds her work with rich narratives from her personal journey. Her practice is rooted in spirituality, and always weighted with the pains and joys of heartbreak, age, and adventure. Central to the exhibition is a stunning display of life-size dresses marking significant moments in a woman’s life—from christening dress and wedding gown to shroud — all made in the artist’s signature intricate piped-paint lace.

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