Aspen Art Museum
February 26 - June 6, 2016
Liz Larner, ii (inflexion), 2013-15, Ceramic, epoxy, pigment
Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles
The Aspen Art Museum (AAM) is pleased to present the first exhibition to examine the ceramic practice of Los Angeles–based sculptor Liz Larner. Curated by Heidi Zuckerman, AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, the exhibition continues the museum’s yearlong presentation of Larner’s work, showcasing the artist’s investigation into the possibilities and poetics of sculpture.
Since 1988, Larner has been committed to exploring both the physical qualities and suggestive power of objects. Her work can be transformative based on the time of the day, season, or circumstance, in effect engaging viewers intellectually as well as emotionally. In addition, her ever-evolving language of abstract forms—made from diverse, often organic materials and typically comprised of contours rather than solid planes—is substantial, refined, and experimental in equal measure.
Rising to prominence in the 1990s for her metallic sculptures referencing technology, the artist's ceramics evoke the natural world using rich colors and tactile surfaces. The works also share a connection to the state because stones were sourced from Colorado.
In addition, Larner will be part of a presentation starting in March where only solo exhibitions by women will be shown in the museum. including Mickalene Thomas, Judith Scott, Rachel Rose, Lynda Begalis. While this past year has been an unprecedented display of female artists in museums across the globe—multimedia artist Diana Thater showing the largest exhibition at LACMA while concurrently showing at the AAM is just one example—these forthcoming exhibitions demonstrate the museum's continued dedication to diverse artists and multidisciplinary practices.
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