Liz Larner: Don't put it back like it was

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Liz Larner: Don't put it back like it was

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Liz Larner: Don't put it back like it was
to Mon 28 Mar 2022
Thur-Mon noon-6pm, Tue and Wed closed
Artist: Liz Larner

Liz Larner: Don’t put it back like it was is artist’s largest survey since 2001 and will reposition Larner’s enduring formal and material concerns alongside her relationship to a feminist sculptural position. Presenting approximately thirty works produced between 1987 and 2021, the exhibition includes many pieces that have not been presented in an exhibition context until now. The exhibition is organized by SculptureCenter, New York and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Liz Larner

Featured works include Larner’s early experiments with bacterial cultures and destructive machines, installations that respond to architecture, sculptures that reconsider figuration, and more recent wall-based works in ceramic. As a whole, the exhibition underscores the power and intention of Larner’s work to reconsider objects in physical space as not only a matter of architectural proportions, but also as a social, gendered, and psychological construction. As her objects assert themselves in the gallery environment, they reflect a history of sculptural practice and an understanding of physical space that has largely been shaped by (or credited to) men. The experience of viewing them compels an awareness of our own embodied presence and how we understand ourselves as human subjects in relationship to other objects and to space in general.

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SculptureCenter, New York
January 20–March 28, 2022

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
April 30–September 4, 2022

Liz Larner: Don’t put it back like it was is curated by Mary Ceruti, Executive Director, Walker Art Center. The SculptureCenter presentation is curated by Kyle Dancewicz, Interim Director, SculptureCenter. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalog, published by Dancing Foxes Press and including contributions by exhibition curator Mary Ceruti; Connie Butler, chief curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and poet, playwright, and performance artist Ariana Reines.

Liz Larner, No M, No D, Only S & B, 1990. Sand, stone, bark, painted leather. 13 x 16 x 80 inches (33 x 40.6 x 203.2 cm). Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund


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