‘Everyone Should Have a Studio’: Artist Liz Magor

‘Everyone Should Have a Studio’: Artist Liz Magor on the Sanctuary Where She Translates Humble Objects Into Precious Artworks | artnet News

While working on a cast sculpture of a paper bag, Liz Magor describes her Vancouver studio as a place for pleasure as well as productivity. “If I’m not here,” says the artist, “I want to be here and I want to work.”

Magor maintains a quiet, elemental studio so that she is able to seek out “below the radar” systems embedded in the everyday objects and materials that inspire her. “It’s a way to keep myself on a single focus—on a single track—and there’s something pleasurable about that.” As she reflects on the potential health benefits of maintaining a studio, Magor is shown installing an earlier cast bag sculpture, Mademoiselle Raymonde (2014), at Peep-Hole in Milan, Italy.

Credits

Producer: Ian Forster & Wesley Miller. Consulting Producer: Nick Ravich. Interview: Pamela Mason Wagner. Editor: Morgan Riles. Camera: Greg Bartels. Sound: Jeff Carter. Artwork Courtesy: Liz Magor. Special Thanks: Peep-Hole & Contemporary Art Gallery.

Art21 Exclusive is supported, in part, by the Art21 Contemporary Council.

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