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Artists on Artists: Liz Larner on Chris Burden

Liz Larner. Photo by Laure Joliet. Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

Artists on Artists: Liz Larner on Chris Burden


Renowned Los Angeles–based sculptor Liz Larner long worked in dialogue with artist Chris Burden and his work. Larner first encountered Burden and his practice during her time at CalArts, and it was catalyst for her own use of scale and process. Her work is known for its colorful, geometric formalism and scale, particularly large-scale expressions that play with scale and change how you perceive physical space. Larner’s Corridor Red/Green (1991) is now in visual dialogue with Burden’s iconic Exposing the Foundation of the Museum (1986) in the exhibition The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection. This work is on view for the first time in over a decade as part of the 40th anniversary exhibition, making this Artists on Artists a special opportunity to reflect on his influence on Los Angeles sculpture.

Lead underwriting for MOCA’s 40th anniversary exhibitions and programs is provided by Sean and Alexandra Parker.

Priority tickets are available to MOCA members at any time on the day of the program. Thirty minutes before the program begins tickets will be released to non-members. One ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended.

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