ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Liz Magic Laser - Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art - November 20th - January 23rd, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">Mercer Union is delighted to present a solo exhibition by New York based artist Liz Magic Laser. The exhibition titled&nbsp;<em>Kiss and Cry</em>&nbsp;will feature a new video work commissioned by the gallery and Partners in Art. There will be an artist talk at 7pm on Friday 20th November 2015, followed by the opening reception.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Liz Magic Laser works across performance, video and installation. Emerging from an interest in movement and the body, her work explores current events and their mediation through mass media in an age of information and engages with the mechanisms of how we perform and how we are performed to through multiple modalities. She stages situations, dialogues, monologues or plays and uses the urban environment and its population as the context for her artwork.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Liz Magic Laser</strong>&nbsp;(b. 1981, New York) earned a BA from&nbsp;Wesleyan University (2003) and an MFA from Columbia University (2008). She attended the&nbsp;Skowhegan School of Painting &amp; Sculpture (2008) and the Whitney Museum Independent&nbsp;Study Program (2009). Most recently, her work was the subject of solo exhibitions at Wilifried Lentz, Rotterdam (2015); Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2015); Yale Union, Portland (2013); Paula&nbsp;Cooper Gallery, New York (2013) and The Westf&auml;lischer Kunstverein, M&uuml;nster (2013). Her work&nbsp;has also been exhibited at The Whitney Museum, New York (2015); Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna (2015); Art Space, Sydney (2015); The Highline, New York (2014); Nam June Paik Art Center, Korea (2014); Carolina Performing Arts, Chapel Hill (2014); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2014); The Kitchen, New York (2014); Lisson Gallery, London (2013); the<em>&nbsp;Performa 11 Biennial</em>, New York (2011); The Pace Gallery, New York (2011) and MoMA PS 1, New York (2010).&nbsp;Laser is the recipient of grants from Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation Grant&nbsp;(2013), the Southern Exposure Off-Site Graue Award (2013), New York Foundation for the&nbsp;Arts Fellowship (2012), the Times Square Alliance (2010) and the Franklin Furnace Fund for&nbsp;Performance Art (2010). &nbsp;She lives and works in Brooklyn.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is presented with leading support from Partners in Art</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignnone" src="" alt="" width="100" height="99" /></a></p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:23:40 +0000