Los Angeles-based artist Liz Glynn, 2011 Sert Practitioner in the Arts, created a site-specific work using the detritus from the Harvard Art Museums renovation to construct full-scale replicas of Le Corbusier’s iconic furniture. In this workshop, Corbusier Furniture Project, students participated in the fabrication of one of Le Corbusier’s chairs, while engaging in a series of experimental sculptural processes. The workshop included instruction on basic mold making and casting technique. Students worked alongside Glynn to conduct their own experiments with unconventional materials, and were encouraged to complete individual works during the class. Students took a field trip to visit the Harvard Art Museums site under construction. The chairs were on view in the exhibitions Object Lessons at the Carpenter Center from Jan 27-Feb 20, 2011.
Glynn received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and her BA from Harvard College. Her work has been exhibited at venues including the New Museum (NYC), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Machine Project (Los Angeles), Southern Exposure (San Francisco), and Arthouse at the Jones Center (Austin). In the summer of 2010, Glynn presented the first incarnation of III, a multi-site installation and event series exploring irrational fear and the financial crisis, produced by Redling Fine Art. Reviews of her work have appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Art Lies, Domus, Archaeology Magazine, and artforum.com among others. She has attended residencies at O’Artoteca in Milan, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. She is represented by Redling Fine Art in Los Angeles and Anthony Greaney in Boston. Her work is on view in the exhibition SCULPTURE at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York from Jan 28-Mar 5, 2011.
Josep Lluis Sert Practitioner in the Arts
The Josep Lluis Sert Practitioner is an annual invitation to a distinguished artist to spend several days in residence at the Carpenter Center, engaged with students and other members of the academic community in a variety of possible activities. Founded in 1986 the program is supported by a generous gift of the late Robert Gardner, former director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, director of the Film Study Center, and chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies. The residency includes both close engagement with a small group of students (acting in a collaborative way) and also some occasion open to a larger invited group of faculty, students, and the general public. This larger occasion includes a lecture-demonstration, talk, or rehearsal-performance, depending on both the art and practices involved, and the wishes of the Practitioner.