Liz Larner | the artist

The artist Liz Larner
Born 1960, Sacramento, California, USA.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California, .

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Sculpture Objects,

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Liz Larner's work, which ranges from diminutive objects to large-scale installations, reconfigures the traditional roles that form and color have played in the practice of formalist sculpture...

Liz Larner is an alchemist whose cryptic admixtures of materials, space and words jangle each other to life and trigger reverberating cascades of associations. These are sly works. At first glance they appear so simple and humble that your brain wants to quickly file them as a heap of tubes, or chains, a grid, a piece of crumpled plastic, but not quite, and looking back, the work clarifies exactly what you’ve seen—and that’s when you’re drawn into the tangle of unexpected juxtapositions, the uncanny feeling of the familiar going strange...

Installation view

Liz Larner in a tangle at 303

Liz Larner's metal cubes wrapped in painted papier-mache raise notions of nothingness and false promise. Larner's delicate shapes-mere outlines of cubes that evoke Sol Lewitt, or pipe cleaner sculptures from kindergarten-are more air than substance...