Los Angeles

Liz Larner, Ignis (Fake), 1998–99.

Liz Larner, Ignis (Fake), 1998–99.

Los Angeles

Liz Larner

The Museum of Contemporary Art | MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
December 2, 2001–March 10, 2002

Over the past fifteen years, Liz Larner has charted a particular (and productive) course, with one foot firmly planted in the historical discipline of sculpture and the other sliding in the directions of architecture and installation, painting and drawing, even photography. What ties it all together is her concern with the perceptual frame. From the early, reputation-making Corner Basher (a wrecking-ball-and-chain contraption let loose on the corners of the gallery) to her recent wonky cube structures, the eye is constantly drawn to the edge, where the imagination may begin its work of deformation. One tends to forget just how odd Larner’s hybrid objects and spaces once seemed. Perhaps this first in-depth museum survey, curated by Russell Ferguson, will jog the memory.