Born 1960, Sacramento, California; lives in Los Angeles, California

Liz Larner's work, which ranges from diminutive objects to large-scale installations, reconfigures the traditional roles that form and color have played in the practice of formalist sculpture. Whereas color has historically been used to reinforce form, in her sculptures it takes on a more active role, functioning as the driving force in the viewer's engagement with the work. Her powerful use of color recalls the California Light and Space movement of the 1960s, in which heightened perceptual experiences manifested in real space are achieved through the generative use of color, or the way in which artist Ken Price applies color to his ceramic forms, effectively merging painterly and sculptural techniques.

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RWBs, 2005. Aluminum tubing, batting, fabric, ribbons, wire rope, padlocks, and keys, 82 x 117 x 117 in. (208.3 x 297.2 x 297.2 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles