Archives – Winter 2014
Two sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Liz Larner adorn the newly opened Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building at the University of Texas at Dallas. The pieces were commissioned by the Nasher Sculpture Center for T its citywide exhibition Nasher XChange in celebration of the museum’s 10th anniversary. The exhibition runs October 19, 2013 through February 16, 2014.
Larner created two versions of the piece titled X for the Nasher XChange: a wood version of the work is located inside the O’Donnell Building and a mirrored, stainless steel version is located in the building’s courtyard. The X-shape of the sculpture is described by Larner as continuing “an investigation into the open form and the use of line to create volume.” The piece has been developed over several years and was created with digital modeling technology.
“Larner’s work is a wonderful example of the intersection between new technologies and the traditional, three-dimensional sculptural form,” said Bonnie Pitman, distinguished scholar-in-residence at the University of Texas at Dallas. “Larner’s experience of incorporating technology into her work made this pairing a natural fit with the Arts and Technology (ATEC) program.”
Larner has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm.