Liz Larner ( American, 1960 )
A virtuosic object of unexpected size and contrasts, Planchette appears to hover just in front of the wall supporting it, making it look flat from a distance. As one approaches it, however, its dark, matte surface begins to open up, revealing variegations and incredible depth (it projects nearly three feet from the wall). From a distance, Planchette might appear to be a smudgy black painting, but closer inspection reveals rich strata of hues on an undulating, rectangular surface, albeit one torqued and twisted like a ribbon floating in the wind.
Anna Katherine Brodbeck, ed., TWO X TWO X TWENTY: Two Decades Supporting Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art), 2018.