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Liz Young

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Deerinstallation
Still Life, 2009 Mixed Media Installation
Naturemortedeer
Whitetail Deer, 2009 Pencil on Vintage Paneling
Naturemortecrow
Crow, 2009 Taxidermied Bird
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Deer and Crow, 2009 Taxidermy
Legs
Faux Legs, 2007 Fabric Filled With Rice
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Able, 2007 Fabric Filled With Rice
Deertargetbird-small
Deer Target, 2008 Paper Archery Target on Fabric With Thread
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Miss Fits and Will Knot, 2001 Girdle Fabric on Fibreglass Form Life Size
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Phantom Flesh, 2004 Vinyl, Wax and Grass
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Phantom Flesh: Deer, 2004 Thread on Vinyl
Cowcopy
Stubborn Stain, 2000 Blood on Plywood
Commonraver
Common Raven, 2004 Graphite on Butcher Paper
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© Liz Young
Littlethreadbird
Balmy Bird, 2006 Thread on Vintage Flag
Littlebird
Bird, 2003 Thread on Butcher Paper
Paneldeer
Deer, 2006 Graphite on Wood Paneling
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Able, 2007 Fabric, Rice
Spingirl
The Tail of Shirley de Cade, 2002 Performance Still
Skininn
Skin Inn, 2000 Mixed Media
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from Log Lady, performance
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Log Lady, performance
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untitled, 2011 3in. X 2in. © Liz Young
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
North Dakota
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Glendale
Tags
installation, performance, sculpture
Statement
life sentences

Waking, snoozing, drifting, procrastinating, rising, brushing, spitting, bathing, peeing, pooping, wiping, dressing, blessing, eating, drinking, organizing, deciding, committing, thinking, cutting, measuring, attaching, sewing, pounding, stamping, writing, researching, hooking, adjusting, figuring, talking, staring, watching, typing, driving, drawing, rubbing, backing, blacking, cracking, packing, marking, parking, liking, cooking, banking, searching, itching, curling, ruling, rambling, babbling, crippling, dumping, peddling, meddling, sweating, lifting, struggling, planning, strapping, stepping, beating, meeting, greeting, sitting, starving, pleasing, loving, moving, absorbing, regarding, comforting, being, seeing, dying, crying, trying, going, knowing, doing, making, licking, blinking, stinking, bleeding, reading, guiding, hiding, building, ending, spending, telling, swelling, feeling, revealing, billing, killing, filling, thrilling, calling, aspiring, retiring, boring, considering, favoring, flavoring, facing, placing, bracing, tracing, inviting, fighting, knotting, rotting, affecting, respecting, suspecting, enchanting, resting, testing, living, forgiving, losing, amusing, confusing, sleeping, dreaming, screaming, tossing, turning, touching, fucking, performing, smashing, crashing, kissing, blessing

statement

I  create common spectacles that become extra-ordinarily normal through the re-use of materials and processes that are relentlessly contrary and sentimentally sinister.

Over the past 20 years the central issues of my work have been the body and flesh, materials, architecture, the human condition and lately flora and fauna.  I have displaced these concerns from their sources and projected them onto objects and environments, transforming the audiences' perception of the familiar and expected.

My recent work has been involved with issues of flesh and the natural world. “Flesh" or nude toned objects, found and fabricated, are gathered together to create a climate that artificially simulates our own skin and is incorporated with images from taxidermy and wildlife. The emphasis on imitation is integrated to reinforce the obsession we have towards the real and authentic when the notion of reality is always in question.

bio

check out my websitehttp://youngproduce.com to see where I have shown my work and upcoming projects I have.