Her sculptures made from readymade and cast objects. Liz Magor is interested in the circular culture of production and consumption, how we assign value to things, the utilitarian and non-utilitarian functions of objects, and the emotional and psychological attachments we have to them. Her work explores the underlying qualities of ordinary things that influence our access to, use of, and disposition of them, and how sometimes the power these objects possess can even displace our interpersonal relationships.
For over forty years, Liz Magor’s practice has quietly dramatized the relationships that develop between objects. Using familiar materials from everyday life as her source material, she carefully pairs tender and exposed elements, often soft against hard, weak against strong, and handmade against mass-produced. Driven by the intimate contingent dynamics of power, desire and vulnerability, each artwork evokes a broad social history. The Canadian artist approaches found objects in the same way that an author collects story fragments, assembling them into a newly commissioned work that she describes as “a series of tiny, intense narratives”.
四十多年来，Liz Magor 的实践悄悄地戏剧化了对象之间发展的关系。她以日常生活中熟悉的材料为素材，将温柔与暴露的元素小心翼翼地配对，经常以软对硬、弱对强、手工对批量生产。每件艺术品受到权力、欲望和脆弱性的亲密偶然的动态的驱动，唤起了广泛的社会历史。这位加拿大艺术家以作者收集故事片段的方式处理发现的物品，将它们组合成一个新委托的作品，她将其描述为“一系列微小的强烈叙事”。