gottheiner ltd., contemporary art gallery

LILIANA PORTER
 
 
GORRITO VERDE [Green Cap]
2007
etching
ed: 50
22.25" X 15.25"

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

"In the last years, parallel to photography and video, I have been making works on canvas, prints, drawings, collages, and small installations. Many of these pieces depict a cast of characters that are inanimate objects, toys and figurines that I find in flea markets, antique stores, and other odd places. The objects have a double existence. On the one hand they are mere appearance, insubstantial ornaments, but, at the same time, have a gaze that can be animated by the viewer, who, through it, can project the inclination to endow things with an interiority and identity. These "theatrical vignettes" are constructed as visual comments that speak of the human condition. I am interested in the simultaneity of humor and distress, banality and the possibility of meaning."

 
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CONEJO QUE LEVITA [Levitating Rabbit]
2007
etching
ed: 50
15.25" X 22.25
 



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MASCARA
2007
etching with collage
ed: 50
22.25" X 15.25"
 



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VALS
2007
etching
ed: 50
22.25" X 15.25"
 



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