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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
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23 Sep 15until7 Nov 15

Liz Magor

Six Ways to Sunday #6

Peep-Hole Art Centre, Milan

A box-shaped sculpture made from translucent silicone with indiscernible shapes inside.

Liz Magor, All the Names II (installation view), 2014. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries Gallery.

The Contemporary Art Gallery has been invited to take over Peep-Hole in Milan for the final installment of their Six Ways to Sunday initiative.

On this occasion, CAG will present a major solo exhibition of work by Vancouver based artist Liz Magor. One of the most celebrated and influential figures of her generation, the exhibition will focus on a selection of recent and new work, and in a nod to the immediate historical context of Arte Povera in that area of Italy, primarily include a series of blankets including an ambitious new piece, alongside other sculptures incorporating fabric samples, clothing and labels.


Liz Magor studied at the University of British Columbia, Parsons School of Design and the Vancouver School of Art. She has participated in major exhibitions worldwide, including the 4th Biennale of Sydney (1982); Venice Biennale (1984) and documenta VII (1987). Recent solo exhibitions include A Thousand Quarrels, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver (2014); Triangle France, Marseille and California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California; Light my Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2013); and After Presence, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (2012). Magor has also participated in numerous group exhibitions including Wattis Institute, San Francisco; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2004); National Gallery of Canada (2001); Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Florida (1997); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (1996). Over her career Magor has been recognized through several prestigious art awards such as the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (2014); The Audain Prize for Lifetime achievement (2009); the Governor General of Canada Award (2001) and York Wilson Endowment Award (2000). Magor is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto and Marcelle Alix, Paris.

The exhibition is made in partnership with Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac, France where an expanded version will be presented in autumn 2016.