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303 Gallery presents our sixth solo exhibition of sculpture by Liz Larner.


Liz Larner‘s sculptures confront our perception of actual and representational space. In this exhibition, nine painted linear structures perch on solid forms. The open forms are transformed from linear elements into solid volumetric forms that are generated by the points where the two meet. Larner has selected portrait paintings from 1578-79 through 1998 and based the color of each sculpture on the palettes of these paintings. Traditionally, color has been used to support form but in Larner’s work, our understanding of the form of the sculpture is expanded by color.


In the rear gallery, “Come Together”, an expansive installation from 1989, combines different materials such as ribbon, rope, measuring tapes, TV antennae wire and lace that explode before the viewer. The materials project as much into space, specifically within the architecture of the room, as they come together to create an object.


Also on view are four new ink drawings loosely based on each other that employ the same three colors in a variety of relationships.


In 2002 Liz Larner received the Lucelia Artist Award from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 2001 she had a mid-career survey of sculpture and installations at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles curated by Russell Ferguson. The same year at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, she installed a major work on MCA plaza in conjunction with Art Chicago/Pier Walk, curated by Dave Hickey. Larner had a one person exhibition at the Kunsthalle Basel in 1997 and her work was featured at the MAK--Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria in 1998. Larner’s work is in the collections of the The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.