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Lan Tuazon leads an informal tour of Liz Magor’s solo exhibition. In responding to Magor’s work, the Chicago-based artist and educator draws on her own sculptural practice, which “addresses circulation, the order of things, and public space.”
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 Previoulsy..., Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York October 27 - January 13, 2018. Courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York