Liz Larner

Liz Larner - Galerie Max Hetzler Selected Works

Since the 1980s, Liz Larner (b. 1960) has been exploring and extending the conditions and possibilities of sculpture.  Employing materials ranging from the sculptural to the mundane, including ceramics, bronze, gauze, rubber, chain, leather and bacterial cultures amongst others, Larner’s works are informed by the relationship between object, viewer and their surroundings, exploring the manifold qualities of each medium. In the late 1990s, the artist started working with ceramics, experimenting with the firing and glazing process to create works harboured out of moments of unpredictability and chance. Recent works by Larner include wall-and floor-based pieces created out of single-use plastic components. By modifying their structure and use value, she reverses the process of decay and decomposition, transforming everyday waste materials into aesthetic form.

”Liz Larner's earliest sculptural objects resembled experiments that were on the edge of running out of control. Having begun by making photographs of unstable mixtures in Petri Dishes […] and recording their changes, Larner became more interested in the objects themselves rather than the photographs she was making of them. Gradually she became a sculptor rather than a photographer. She has always retained, however, an interest in the instability of form. […] There is part of almost everyone that prizes stability and predictability, but there is also something that revels in decay and decomposition, especially when it happens in a way that can be made visible – where the entropic meets the abject.“

R. Ferguson, “Liz Larner Ceramics: An Introduction”, Liz Larner, exh.cat., Aspen Art Museum, Aspen; New York, Karma, 2016, p. 5.

Image: ix (calefaction), 2016, ceramic, glaze, stones, minerals, 59 x 97,8 x 24,8 cm

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True Stories. A Show Related to an Era – The Eighties - Galerie Max Hetzler

True Stories. A Show Related to an Era – The Eighties

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2019
With texts by Peter Pakesch, Lutz Eitel and Wilhelm Schürmann and a conversation between Peter Pakesch, Max Hetzler and Hans Werner Holzwarth

€ 80.00

Liz Larner - Galerie Max Hetzler

Liz Larner

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2016
With an essay by Peter Pakesch

€ 45.00

la mia ceramica - Galerie Max Hetzler

la mia ceramica

Lynda Benglis, Ida Ekblad, Lucio Fontana, Günther Förg, Liz Larner, Fausto Melotti, Navid Nuur, Pablo Picasso, Sterling Ruby, David Salle, Josh Smith, Rosemarie Trockel, Rebecca Warren, Edmund de Waal
Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2016
With an introduction by Edmund de Waal

€ 35.00

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