Los Angeles

Liz Glynn, Affirmative Consent, 2019, figurative element: enamel, bronze, 30 × 48 × 45".

Liz Glynn, Affirmative Consent, 2019, figurative element: enamel, bronze, 30 × 48 × 45".

Liz Glynn

Vielmetter Los Angeles

On the heels of her sprawling, multisensory “sculptural experience” at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, “The Archaeology of Another Possible Future” (2017–19), Liz Glynn’s first exhibition at Vielmetter Los Angeles, intriguingly titled “Emotional Capital,” represented a shift in perspective: The earlier exhibition was populated with site-specific interactive sculptures in monumental materials, such as forklift pallets and shipping containers, that constituted a meditation on postindustrialization. Here, the twenty-two prints and sculptures dotting the gallery suggested less a coherent whole or consistent argument than a smorgasbord of procedural experiments reflecting the artist’s interest in material manifestations of late-capitalist ills—ambition, exhaustion, and indecision. The term emotional capital refers both to an individual’s stores of characteristics, such as self-esteem

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