ATEC Says Goodbye to Two Honored Guests

larner-x-woodAfter a year-long stay in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, two sculptures created by Liz Larner will be leaving campus December 3.

The pieces were commissioned by the Nasher Sculpture Center for the museum’s 10th anniversary, citywide exhibition Nasher XChange, which began Oct. 19, 2013.

larner-x-steelLiz Larner, a Los Angeles-based artist, created two versions of a piece titled, X, for the Nasher XChange. The sculptures offered a glimpse into the process of making art. A wood version of the work, which is located inside the Building, embodies the intersection of traditional sculpture media and new technology. A mirrored, stainless steel version is located outside at the Building’s courtyard.

The work has inspired numerous conversations and reflections, and been a central point for intellectual discourse among UT Dallas faculty and associates.

The Shadow and Animation of Liz Larner’s X Sculpture

Arts and Technology animation faculty Eric Farrar and Todd Fechter have created an animated representation of Liz Larner’s sculpture. The piece is part of Nasher XChange Exhibition Sites, a dynamic public art exhibition consisting of 10 newly-commissioned public sculptures by contemporary artists at 10 sites throughout the city of Dallas. The Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology building at UT Dallas is proud home to Liz Larner’s sculpture, X.

Models of X

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Nasher Sculpture Center presents Nasher XChange Exhibition Sites, a dynamic public art exhibition consisting of 10 newly-commissioned public sculptures by contemporary artists at 10 sites throughout the city of Dallas. The Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology building at UT Dallas is proud home to Liz Larner’s sculpture, X. The following are thoughts on the piece by UT Dallas faculty and associates.larner-x-wood

Nasher Brings 2 Sculptures to Campus as Part of 10-Location Exhibit

Liz Laner
A wood version of “X” will be located inside the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, and later, a stainless steel version will be placed in a courtyard.

Two sculptures will soon adorn the newly opened Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building.

The pieces were commissioned by theNasher Sculpture Center for the museum’s 10th anniversary, citywide exhibition Nasher XChange, which runs Oct. 19 to Feb. 16.

 

Liz Larner, a Los Angeles-based artist, has created two versions of a piece titled, X, for the Nasher XChange. The sculptures will offer a glimpse into the process of making art. A wood version of the work, which will be located inside the O’Donnell Building, embodies the intersection of traditional sculpture media and new technology, and will be on view throughout the run of the exhibition. That version will arrive on campus on Saturday. A mirrored, stainless steel version that is designed for the building’s courtyard will be unveiled in November.

The X-shape of the sculpture was described by Larner as continuing “an investigation into the open form and the use of line to create volume.” The piece has been developed over several years and was created with digital modeling technology.

“Larner’s work is a wonderful example of the intersection between new technologies and the traditional, three-dimensional sculptural form,” said Bonnie Pitman, distinguished scholar in residence at UT Dallas. “Larner’s experience of incorporating technology into her work made this pairing a natural fit with the Arts and Technology (ATEC) program.”

Larner has relied heavily on technology in the past, as with2001, a Public Art Fund commission, that used 3-D animation programs and computer modeling to create intersecting cubical and spherical forms. The work also showcased a hyper-iridescent paint made up of laser-cut particles.

Larner has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; and the Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt in Stockholm.

The Nasher XChange exhibit includes nine other works from various artists at different locations around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Details, including the locations of the installations, can be found on the Nasher’s website.

This article also appeared on the UT Dallas News Center

New ATEC Building Sight of Next Nasher XChange Work

X (detail), computer rendering, Liz Larner, 2013
X (detail), computer rendering, Liz Larner, 2013

The Nasher Sculpture Center has announced their plans for a commissioned work by Liz Larner at UT Dallas for Nasher XChange.

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to reveal the plans for a newly commissioned sculpture by artist Liz Larner for The University of Texas at Dallas. The work is one of ten commissions created for Nasher XChange. Larner has proposed X, a mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture that will be placed in the courtyard of the new Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building (ATEC), set to open in fall 2013. This sculpture, situated at the intersection of art and technology, is a complex contemporary figure and symbol of the unknown and what will be.

Read more about the Nasher XChange iniative at the Nasher Sculpture Center Website.