Liz Magor: The Mouth and other storage facilities

SFU Gallery, Burnaby
January 10 – February 21, 2009

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.

Events

Artist Talk
Saturday, January 10, 2009, 2pm
AQ3003, lecture hall adjacent to SFU Gallery.

Opening Reception
Saturday, January 10, 2009, 3–5pm
SFU Gallery, Burnaby

Lunchtime Tours of the Exhibition
Tuesday, January 13, 12:05pm and 12:35pm
Wednesday, January 14, 12:05pm and 12:35pm
Thursday, January 15, 12:05pm and 12:35pm

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