Querela is Liz Craft’s first solo exhibition in Portugal. The American artist, based in Los Angeles and New York, brings to Galeria Zé dos Bois a selection of recent pieces, representative of an artistic realm marked by the influence of popular culture and a subtle, sardonic defiance of the conventions of the art world. Composed mainly of sculptures – most of which are produced using so-called traditional techniques – Liz Craft’s exhibitions resemble scenes born out of a Theater of the Absurd. Its characters, props, and situations often collude in building uncanny and eschatological settings, full of irony and a derisive critique of the moral, sexual, and snooty cultural expectations of the western world.
— Liz Craft
Wednesday to Saturday
from 6pm to 10.30pm
Liz Craft’s solo exhibition at Galeria Zé dos Bois
Liz Craft (b. 1970, Los Angeles, California) lives between Los Angeles and New York. She obtained a B.A. in Arts from Otis Parsons (Los Angeles), and a M.F.A. in Fine Art from the University of California (Los Angeles), in 1997. Her first solo exhibition was in 1998 at Richard Telles Fine Art in Los Angeles, and she has exhibited internationally since then, individually and collectively. In the year of 2004 Craft was featured in the Whitney Biennial, where she participated in the Public Art Fund presenting the installation The Spare (2004). In 2012, Craft co-founded, along with Pentti Makkonen, Paradise Garage – an independent, nonprofit space dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art projects and exhibits located in the garage of her house in Venice (California).