Liz Larner: 2001

About the Exhibition

Liz Larner’s 2001 is a virtuoso reinterpretation of the two quintessential geometric forms of modernist sculpture—the sphere and the cube. It represents six different points of progression between these two shapes, all superimposed on one common center point to create a multifaceted three-dimensional object. Twelve feet high, deep and wide, and painted in green and purple iridescent urethane, 2001 is an enigmatic shape-shifter; its contour and color change with the viewer’s angle and the overall light conditions so that it seems to be both at rest and undergoing metamorphosis. Larner (b.1960, Sacramento, CA) created 2001 using a computer animation program. It is constructed of industrial materials, and is the largest and most technically sophisticated example of the artist’s ongoing examination of the dynamic potential of static objects. At once sci-fi futuristic and gemlike, giant yet indeterminate, Larner’s sleek experiment with simultaneity invites the viewer in, and around, for a closer look.



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