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Associate Curator Karsten Lund introduces Magor’s new work in BLOWOUT, which the artist describes as “a collection of tiny intense narratives” featuring found and altered objects such as stuffed animals, shoes, and textiles.
For more than four decades, Magor’s practice has quietly dramatized the relationships that develop among objects. Drawing on materials familiar from daily life, she carefully pairs elements of tenderness and exposure, often playing soft against hard, weak against strong, hand-made against mass-produced. Manipulating found objects much in the way an author gathers fragments of stories, the Canadian artist brings them together into a newly commissioned body of work that she describes as “a collection of tiny intense narratives.”
Image: Liz Magor, Installation view of you you you, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich February 18- May 7, 2017. Courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York