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Liliana Porter: Red Brush and Other Situations


Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino is pleased to present Red Brush and Other Situations, our tenth solo exhibition featuring Liliana Porter [Argentine, b. 1941], on view by appointment through June 13, 2020.

A native of Buenos Aires, Liliana Porter relocated to New York in 1964. In 1965, she co-founded the New York Graphic Workshop, producing prints while redefining conventional models for making and distributing art. Porter’s art engages with notions of time, memory, and emotionality that define the human condition via the forms and movements of small flea-market figurines and found objects across austere backgrounds. Porter's dry wit and sophisticated sensibility carry through across media, and she describes her art as “interested in the simultaneity of humor and distress, banality and the possibility of meaning.”

 

Liliana Porter: Red Brush and Other Situations

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Liliana Porter, Man Painting [Hombre pintando], 2018.
Wall installation with acrylic, figurine, and wooden base, dimensions variable.
$25,000

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Liliana Porter, Blue Sand, 2018.
Figurine and sand, dimensions variable.
$30,000

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Liliana Porter, Red Brush, 2019.
Acrylic and assemblage on canvas, 60 x 72 x 5 1/2 in. 

 

SOLD

Liliana Porter, To Read, 2019.
Glass bird and resin figurine on shelf, 43 x 10 1/2 x 4 in. 
$16,000

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Liliana Porter, Breaking News / The Way Out, 2016.
Acrylic on canvas, framed digital photos, assemblage, 40 x 136 x 5 in. 5 panels.
$60,000

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Liliana Porter, The Two Buckets, 2019.
Acrylic and bronze figurine on canvas, 27 x 20 x 1 1/2 in.
$18,000

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Liliana Porter, Her, 2019.
Acrylic and assemblage on canvas, 26 1/2 x 78 x 3 1/2 in.
$60,000

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Liliana Porter, Untitled [Ship], 2011.
Acrylic and assemblage on canvas, 73 x 73 x 3 3/4 in.
$50,000

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Liliana Porter, Untitled [with white sky], 2019.
Acrylic and assemblage on canvas, 48 x 60 x 5 in.
SOLD

Liliana Porter, The Sign, 2018.
Wall installation with metal and painted figurine, 3 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.
$12,000

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Liliana Porter, To Fix It [Man in Yellow], 2020.
Broken table clock and figurine, 3 x 4 1/2 x 3 in.
$12,000

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Liliana Porter, Brown Clock, 2020.
Broken table clock and figurine, 4 x 4 1/2 x 3 in.
$12,000

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Liliana Porter, For Sale [Refrigerator, TV, Table], 2018.
Objects on white shelf, 7 x 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.
$12,000

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Liliana Porter, For Sale V. Edition 3/5 [Limited edition of 5 + 2 AP], 2016.
Fuji-flex c-print, 22 1/4 x 16 1/2 in.
$8,200

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Liliana Porter, For Sale [Furniture and Toll Clock], 2018.
Objects on white shelf, 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.
$12,000

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Liliana Porter, The Riddle/ Charada [Edition 2/5 + 2 AP], 2019.
Digital Video, Video: 8.45 min (still)
$16,000

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Liliana Porter, Man Painting [Hombre pintando], 2018.
Wall installation with acrylic, figurine, and wooden base, dimensions variable.
$25,000

Liliana Porter, Blue Sand, 2018.
Figurine and sand, dimensions variable.
$30,000

Liliana Porter, Red Brush, 2019.
Acrylic and assemblage on canvas, 60 x 72 x 5 1/2 in. 

 

SOLD

Liliana Porter, To Read, 2019.
Glass bird and resin figurine on shelf, 43 x 10 1/2 x 4 in. 
$16,000

Liliana Porter, Breaking News / The Way Out, 2016.
Acrylic on canvas, framed digital photos, assemblage, 40 x 136 x 5 in. 5 panels.
$60,000

Liliana Porter, The Two Buckets, 2019.
Acrylic and bronze figurine on canvas, 27 x 20 x 1 1/2 in.
$18,000

Liliana Porter, Her, 2019.
Acrylic and assemblage on canvas, 26 1/2 x 78 x 3 1/2 in.
$60,000

Liliana Porter, Untitled [Ship], 2011.
Acrylic and assemblage on canvas, 73 x 73 x 3 3/4 in.
$50,000

Liliana Porter, Untitled [with white sky], 2019.
Acrylic and assemblage on canvas, 48 x 60 x 5 in.
SOLD

Liliana Porter, The Sign, 2018.
Wall installation with metal and painted figurine, 3 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.
$12,000

Liliana Porter, To Fix It [Man in Yellow], 2020.
Broken table clock and figurine, 3 x 4 1/2 x 3 in.
$12,000

Liliana Porter, Brown Clock, 2020.
Broken table clock and figurine, 4 x 4 1/2 x 3 in.
$12,000

Liliana Porter, For Sale [Refrigerator, TV, Table], 2018.
Objects on white shelf, 7 x 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.
$12,000

Liliana Porter, For Sale V. Edition 3/5 [Limited edition of 5 + 2 AP], 2016.
Fuji-flex c-print, 22 1/4 x 16 1/2 in.
$8,200

Liliana Porter, For Sale [Furniture and Toll Clock], 2018.
Objects on white shelf, 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.
$12,000

Liliana Porter, The Riddle/ Charada [Edition 2/5 + 2 AP], 2019.
Digital Video, Video: 8.45 min (still)
$16,000

Liliana Porter: Red Brush and Other Situations

Watch a video of Liliana Porter in her Rhinebeck, New York studio talking about the exhibition.

"The question of the meaning of time, is often present in my work. There is an attempt to make simultaneous dissimilar times: past, present and future may appear in an unexpected order. Real and virtual space could merge in the same point."
- Liliana Porter

"The small objects and figurines found in my recent paintings become protagonists of incidents that allude to natural and human-made disasters, as well as the possibility of reconstruction."
- Liliana Porter

“With all of Porter’s works there is always the sensation of a wink or knowing smile being implied. She is consistently the clever savant playing the role of the innocent child looking to understand or construct meaning. Her works perpetually escape irony however, through their projection of the sincerity of their investigations.”
- Tobias Ostrander, Independent Curator

“My work is … like watching a movie with the lights on…”​
- Liliana Porter