Three Liz Glynn sculptures from her series “The Myth of Singularity” will be on view in the courtyard garden of the Petit Palais for FIAC Hors les Murs in Paris, France, October 20 - November 15, 2015.View Source
NEW YORK – The Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in FIAC Hors les Murs, the “out-of-doors” section of the Paris art fair, with a presentation of three recent bronze sculptures by Liz Glynn in the inner courtyard garden of the Petit Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris. The works, which are taken from a series of bronze sculptures titled The Myth of Singularity, will be on view from October 20 through November 15, 2015.
In 2013, Glynn presented a yearlong performance cycle at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art focused on the monumental works in the museum’s collection by Auguste Rodin, Alexander Calder, Donald Judd and Richard Serra, among others. The Myth of Singularity (after Auguste Rodin) is the result of a weekend-long event, wherein the artist made molds from the original posthumously cast Rodin sculptures on display at LACMA. Glynn sought to recreate Rodin’s atelier process by taking molds in sections from the museum’s Rodin bronzes and combining the various fragments to produce new and complete bodies during the two-day performance. For Glynn, it was critical that the bronzes retain a sense of temporality and fragmentary construction. Rodin’s practice of “cannibalizing his own oeuvre” anticipated modern strategies of appropriation and recombination.
Glynn’s work often incorporates performative acts: “As a sculptor, I spend most of my time in the world of production, but as a [viewer], one only accesses the artwork in its finished state. I want to merge the two worlds, and try to forge a continuum between them.” The three bronzes on view in the Petit Palais – Untitled (After Balzac, with Burgher), Untitled (after Thinker) and Untitled (Torso Fragment), all dated 2014 – show evidence of the performance from which they result in their drips, smears, finger markings, and parting lines. The entire series of works from The Myth of Singularity will be presented at LACMA from October 31, 2015 through May 22, 2016.
Liz Glynn was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1981. She received a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University in 2003 and a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2008. Her work has been included in a number of important museum exhibitions including the Hammer Museum’s Made in LA biennial (2012), for which she was named a Mohn Award finalist; J. Paul Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time (2012); and the New Museum’s The Generational: Younger than Jesus (2009), curated by Lauren Cornell, Massimiliano Gioni, and Laura Hoptman. Recently, the artist presented a one-person exhibition entitled RANSOM ROOM, at the SculptureCenter, New York (2014), as well as a cycle of performances entitled [de]-lusions of Grandeur at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2013). She has enacted large-scale installations and performances for Frieze Projects (2013), Performa 11 in New York, and the migrating public art project, Station to Station. The artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles.