Liz Magor, Being This (Power), 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver
Liz Magor: Surrender
Liz Magor, winner of the 2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize, is a leading contemporary Canadian artist based in Vancouver. Since the 1970s, she has created a body of work that engages with subjects related to history, memory, identity and survival.
Investigating both natural and domestic spheres, Magor's sculptural works suggest forms of refuge, hoarding and hiding, confounding the boundary between reality and simulation through an exploration of materials and the painstaking deployment of various casting techniques. In this exhibition, everyday objects and forms, as well as the natural world, function allegorically by evoking the human need to surrender to desires, compulsions, fantasies. Highlights include Being This (2012), One Bedroom Apartment (1996) and, from AGO's collection, Siberian Husky (1990).
Liz Magor: Surrender is curated by Adelina Vlas, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, and will be located in the Philip B. Lind Gallery. Previous exhibitions of Gershon Iskowitz Prize winners' work have included Geoffrey Farmer: Every day needs an urgent whistle blown into it (2014), Kim Adams: Recent Works (2013), Michael Snow: Objects of Vision (2012), Brian Jungen: Tomorrow, Repeated (2011) and Shary Boyle: Flesh and Blood (2010).
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario
This exhibition is included with general admission.
In Partnership with
The Iskowitz Foundation - 2
Contemporary programming at the AGO is generously supported by
Canada Council for the Arts