Squirrel (cake), 2008. Pigmented, polymerized gypsum, 7 x 61 x 48 cm.

The Potency of Ordinary Objects: A Conversation with Liz Magor

Vancouver-based Liz Magor uses found materials, often from the domestic sphere, as a springboard for investigating the social and emotional life of objects. In mining their history, use, and relationship to the body, she molds, casts, and alters them to explore issues of authenticity, replication, consumption, waste, value, and status. Magor continues this debate between the real and the simulated in her public artworks. She has exhibited at Documenta and in the Sydney and Venice Biennales, and has had solo exhibitions across Canada. Her recent solo show, “The Mouth and other storage facilities,” premiered at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle and traveled to the Simon Fraser University Gallery in Burnaby, British Columbia…see the entire article in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.