Regen Projects in Hollywood presents work by artist and CalArts alumna Liz Larner (Art BFA 85), on view from Jan. 11 through Feb. 15. The installation, her seventh at the gallery, features all new sculptural works, as well as photographs from her 1987 Tropicana Hotel series.
Among the sculptures on view is a new stainless steel X sculpture, a continuation of Larner’s investigation into open form and creating volume through line. Two planchette pieces—one wall-mounted and the other on the floor—are also featured, both shifting and transforming depending on the viewer’s physical relation to them. Also on view is a new “culture” sculpture: a petri dish that holds agar inoculated with materials gathered from various sites, the resulting culture blooming and decaying throughout the exhibition.
From the press release:
Larner’s ceramic sculptures evoke telluric interruptions from the geological depths: caesura, subduction, inflexion, mantle and passage. The ceramic forms support richly chromatic surfaces reminiscent of the earth’s shifting crust. The resulting objects hover in front of the wall and are painterly and sculptural at once.