In Conversation: Liz Magor with Laura Piasta
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:00 PM
Part of Access’ exhibition: Laura Piasta: Sounding the Ultraviolet
from November 28, 2015–January 30, 2016
Access is committed to encouraging conversations that link artists of different generations to one another and to the wider community. In this informal event, exhibiting artists Laura Piasta speaks with visiting artist Liz Magor about verisimilitude, the uncanny, and the intelligence of materials.
LAURA PIASTA completed her MFA in 2012 from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts in Sweden. Her work has been exhibited at a number of institutions and galleries across Europe and Canada. In 2014, Piasta was shortlisted for the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver’s Emerging Artist Prize; she was one of the 15 finalists in the 16th annual RBC Painting Competition, and most notably, also in 2014, she received the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Award for Emerging Artists.
LIZ MAGOR is one of Canada’s most renowned contemporary sculptors. Her practice has addressed subjects from domestic maintenance to fugitive psychology, and her technical virtuosity raises questions and unease about the difference between the real and the fabricated. Magor is the winner of the Audain Prize, the Governor General’s Award, and the 2014 Gershon Iskowitz Pr titled She has exhibited internatio at the Biennale of Sydney, the Venice Biennale, and Documenta.
Image: Laura Piasta with Annika Rixen (The Invisible College), The Study of Metal in Motion, video still