Liz Larner in New York
at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
10 Feb 2011 - 19 Mar 2011
"Bringing film, two-dimensional images and the structural use of color to bear on sculptural expression, Larner’s work demonstrates an innovative approach to the centrality of form. The artist presents an atmosphere that allows significance to arise from abstract relationships.
Larner uses color to modify and reinvent, rather than reinforce the sculptural form. In this exhibition, Michelangelo Antonioni's first color film, Red Desert, (1964) is taken as a point of departure, as themes from the film are readdressed and reconsidered. Lines and hues create separate illusions, as color and shape express themselves poetically and contribute to the emotional aspects of the works. The sculptures are subversive and sublime - they expand the possibilities of three-dimensional form as well as bring into focus the means by which this expansion is achieved. "
(liz larner's early sculptural forms left a colorful imprint on my psyche. i still think about her early works, and her midcareer retrospective at moca. expertly installed. new yorkers, should check out liz larner's show.)
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011