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Liliana Porter

March 17, 2012 – April 24, 2012

Liliana Porter’s latest exhibition with Barbara Krakow Gallery focuses on the balance between playful narrative and the larger contexts into which the situations, materials and ideas of Porter’s work can be used as ways to see more clearly.  In the painting, “To Go There III”, one is lead to believe a cartoon character made the abstract gestures.  The Zen mentality of the levitating rabbit is somehow able to stay out of the mess created below it in “Situation with Levitating Rabbit II”.  In these works and others, Porter continuously uses intrigue and whimsy as entrances into the great questions of how to be involved, how and why to perceive, and the multiplicity of lives that objects can play, depending upon who, what, when, where, how and why they are used.  Please come visit the show to further explore.
 
The artist will be present for a reception on this Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 3-5 PM.

Works In Exhibition

Untitled (with white soldiers)

Liliana Porter Untitled (with white soldiers) 2012 Acrylic and assemblage on canvas

60 x 42 x 3 1/2 inches  (152.4 x 106.7 x 8.9 cm)
(Inventory #24095)

Untitled (with white soldiers)

Liliana Porter Untitled (with white soldiers) 2012

Detail View

To Clean Up (black mop)

Liliana Porter To Clean Up (black mop) 2011 Acryic and figurine on paper

Signed and dated lower right, titled lower left
Image/paper size:  12 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches  (32.7 x 26 cm)
Frame size:  16 x 13 1/4 inches  (40.6 x 33.7 cm)
(Inventory #24096)

Axe Man (with green shirt)

Liliana Porter Axe Man (with green shirt) 2011 Figurine on cube

Signed, titled and dated inside cube
7 1/4 x 6 x 6 inches  (18.4 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm)
(Inventory #24099)

To Go There III

Liliana Porter To Go There III 2011 Acrylic and assemblage with figurine on canvas

Signed, titled and dated on reverse
11 7/8 x 16 inches  (30.2 x 40.6 cm)
(Inventory #24106)

To Go There III

Liliana Porter To Go There III 2011

Detail View

The Silver Bucket

Liliana Porter The Silver Bucket 2010 Assemblage and pencil on paper

Signed and dated lower right, titled lower left
Image/paper size:  21 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches  (54.6 x 32.4 cm)
Frame size:  23 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches  (60.3 x 38.7 cm)
(Inventory #24104)

Untitled (with Travelers)

Liliana Porter Untitled (with Travelers) 2011 Acrylic and assemblage on canvas

48 x 60 inches  (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
(Inventory #24090)

Untitled (with Travelers)

Liliana Porter Untitled (with Travelers) 2011

Detail View

Forced Labor (To Unravel)

Liliana Porter Forced Labor (To Unravel) 2011 Wooden shelf, twine, string and figurine

Shelf size:  2 x 43 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches  (5.1 x 110.5 x 26 cm)
(Inventory #23964)

 

 

 

The Doubt II (triangle)

Liliana Porter The Doubt II (triangle) 2011 Acrylic, graphite and figurine on canvas

Acrylic, graphite and figurine on canvas
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
8″ diameter x 1″
(Inventory #24093)

The Doubt II (circle)

Liliana Porter The Doubt II (circle) 2011 Acrylic, graphite and figurine on canvas

Signed, titled and dated on reverse
8″ diameter x 1″
(Inventory #24092)

View Larger Image The Doubt II (circle)

The Doubt II (square)

Liliana Porter The Doubt II (square) 2011 Acrylic, graphite and figurine on canvas

Signed, titled and dated on reverse
8″ diameter x 1″
(Inventory #24091)

To Cry

Liliana Porter To Cry 2010 Figurine and graphite on paper

Signed and dated lower right, titled lower left
Image/paper size:  15 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches  (38.7 x 28.6 cm)
Frame size:  18 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches  (46.4 x 36.8 cm)
(Inventory #24098)

To Get Acquainted

Liliana Porter To Get Acquainted 2011 Figurine and collage on paper

Signed and dated lower right, titled lower left
Image/paper size:  15 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches  (38.7 x 28.6 cm)
Frame size:  18 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches  (46.4 x 36.8 cm)
(Inventory #24097)

Situation with Levitating Rabbit II

Liliana Porter Situation with Levitating Rabbit II 2011 Acrylic, graphite and essemblage on canvas

43 x 72 x 3 3/4 inches  (109.2 x 182.9 x 9.5 cm)
(Inventory #24094)

Situation with Levitating Rabbit II

Liliana Porter Situation with Levitating Rabbit II 2011

Detail View

To draw a circle (man in pink shirt)

Liliana Porter To draw a circle (man in pink shirt) 2011 Figurine on cube and graphite on wall

Signed, titled and dated on bottom of cube
Cube size:  2 x 2 inches  (5.1 x 5.1 cm)
Installation:  10 x 8 inches  (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
(Inventory #24101)