Liz Craft

Checkerboard Mountains, 2014

450* Euro

Liz Craft (*1971 in Los Angeles, lives in Los Angeles, USA) studied at UCLA in Los Angeles with Charles Ray. Craft creates a world full of dreams, hallucinations and allusions, which collage-likely records her impressions of the world, and develops its own iconography. Including a psychedelic habit her sculptures explore the volatility of the moment as well as the uncertainty of being. Craft’s "Checkerboard Mountains" refer to the historicity of the classic checkerboard pattern, which recently was revived as a "blank page" for image-editing programs. The sculpture plays with perception and vision - depending on the position of the viewer, the sculpture's contours appear either spatial or disguised as a flat looking surface. Craft contrasts myth and everyday life, and in doing so she strikes a discourse, which - being ambiguous and fictitious - is positioned somewhere between truth and lie.

  • Exhibitions:
  • 2015
  • Truth and Consequences, Geneva, CH (S)
  • 2014
  • MOCA Tucson, USA (G)
    Supportico Lopez, Berlin, D (G)
    Migros Museum, Zürich, CH (G)
    Wexner Center, Ohio, USA (G)
  • 2013
  • Ballroom Marfa, USA (G)
    Nottingham Contemporary, UK (G)
    Tate St Ives, UK (G)
  • 2012
  • Venice Beach Biennial, Los Angeles, USA (G)