Planchette

MAKER:
Artist

Liz Larner ( American, 1960 )

DATE:
2010
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General Description

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.

Excerpt from

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.