beirut: recent works

beirut: recent works

© smogallery - a light sculpture by jan van lierde placed inside a garage opposite the gallery

currently on at smogallery in beirut is recent works, an exhibition of - yes, indeed - recent works by jan van lierde. originally trained as an architect, he practiced this craft for many years and later established renowned lighting design company kreon. van lierde makes a distinction between his designs made for public spaces [read: his lighting designs] and those crafted for a private domain. on display are a series of objects which fall in the latter category, and these include lighting
 sculptures
 and
 furniture
 pieces such as shelving
 units, 
tables 
and even 
photographs. these 
were specifically 
conceived
 specifically 
for
 smogallery and represent the private side of van lierde's work that has not often been showcased [on through jan 9]. location: 77 rue sénégal [karantina].

© smogallery - another magnificent light sculpture by jan van lierde