The Mouth and Other Storage Facilities

The Mouth and Other Storage Facilities
Author: Liz Magor
Publisher: SFU Galleries
Language: english
Pages: 64
Size: 26 x 20
Weight: 290 g
Binding: Softcover
Price: €15.00
Product Description

The unreality of the real and the verity of the reproduction have been key points of entry to Liz Magor's work. In her sculptures, the tension between the real and the reproduced initiates a quest for knowledge, while simultaneously challenging our ability to discern the differences between the two.

The impact of Magor's sculptural objects is present regardless of their source: a tiny mouse, a tweed jacket, and an ordinary ashtray are cast in gypsum and presented alongside wrapped candies, half-smoked cigarettes, and pocket-sized bottles of liquor. Together, they generate a complication of allure and aversion that is not easily resolved.

This exhibition is a collaboration between the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle and the SFU Gallery. It is co-curated by the Henry's Associate Curator Sara Krajewski and SFU Gallery Director Bill Jeffries. Thanks to the Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, and Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, for their assistance in realizing this exhibition and its accompanying book.

With support from the Canada Council for the Arts; the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT); the Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Seattle; and 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.

This exhibition is accompanied by a 64-page catalogue co-published with the Henry Art Gallery. It includes essays by Bill Jeffries and Sara Krajewski.