1902 - 1986
on verso titled, editioned 1/3 and dated 2010 on the gallery labels
16 x 22 in, 40.6 x 55.9 cm
Available for post auction sale.
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
Susan Hobbs Gallery, Exposure, May 31 - August 18, 2012, http://www.susanhobbs.com/exhibits/49-exposure, accessed May 26, 2021
Liz Magor lives and works in Vancouver. She studied at the Vancouver School of Art and Parsons School of Design in New York City. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize, and in 2001, she was the recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. In 1987, she exhibited at documenta 8 in Kassel, Germany, and in 1984, she represented Canada at the Venice Biennale. She has presented numerous solo exhibitions at the Esker Foundation, Calgary (2020); the Renaissance Society, Chicago; Kunstverein, Hamburg; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2017); Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal; Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France (2016); Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2020, 2016, 2012) and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2015), among many others.
Magor’s digital print 1902 – 1986 (2010) depicts a memorial plaque mounted on the trunk of a tree. Magor has enhanced the image so that the plaque appears in colour within the black and white photograph, a gesture that invites parallels between the lifespan of a human to a much older biological specimen. Magor imagines the juxtaposition of tree and plaque as a kind of “agreement [that] has been made between the woman and the tree. The massive, peaceful body of the tree is assumed by the woman while the excitement of individual identity is taken on by the plant. Is this what Therese Veh looks like, or is this what the tree is called?”
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