Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lizzie Scott

Drifter (Standing), 2016; flashe on muslin, textile, bubble wrap, wood; 45 x 28 x 24 inches

About the Work
My Drifters–hybrid textile-muslin object-paintings–are loosely based on the structure of sleeping bags. I wanted to create a form that functions as a painting but can still move through the world as an object, adapting to sites and situations as needed. The Drifters don’t have a fixed or determined mode of display; each one can hang on the wall or lie on the floor or drape over a stand. The Drifters get creased and a little beat up, and the rough patina of use becomes part of the surface. Their soft materials can take on an uncanny corporeality, or flatten into pure fields of color. They change with time and experience. Whether they are paintings or sculptures, I want the objects I make to be truly autonomous objects.I want them to be open to possibilities beyond my intentions and control. I want them to be generous and democratic in their relationship to the world.

Drifter (Leaning), 2016; flashe on muslie, textile, bubble wrap, wood; 66 x 27 x 5 inches

About the Artist
Lizzie Scott has been working with the intersections of textiles, painting and sculpture for nearly 20 years. She received her MFA from CalArts and attended the Whitney Independent Study program. She has had solo exhibitions at John Tevis Gallery, Paris; Galerie Gris, Hudson; The Jersey City Museum; and LMAK Projects, New York City. Her performances, sculptures and paintings have appeared in group shows including at Zurcher Studio and Rachel Uffner Gallery, both in New York City;  Kate MacGarry Gallery, London; VAPA at Bennington College, Vermont; Ohio University Art Gallery; Sidestreet Projects, Los Angeles; and the Brooklyn Museum and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Her work is in collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and The RISD Museum.