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Liz Craft at the Carpenter Center at Harvard

  • Carpenter Center bookstore, third floor 24 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)
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Craft has exhibited internationally, with her first solo exhibition in 1998 at Richard Telles Fine Art in Los Angeles. Craft was featured in the Whitney Biennial of 2004. She creates "faux-naïve figurative sculptures and irreverent and whimsical images" that examine preconceived notions about marginalized groups. Such as the countercultural types and women. Working in a range of media, Craft demonstrates a keen sense for color and its ability to elicit cultural connotations, as in her use of pastels in a series of works about femininity and labor in the home. She uses text and cartoonish modeling to show figures, she represents her materials, often including collaged, readymade elements that refer to the private and personal. She is more interested in represent an idea mode rather than the subject things. She has said, "The theme in [much of my work] can be so powerful that I feel it's important to include the methodology.