Derelict, March 2016
Grizzly Grizzly is excited to announce our March exhibition ‘Derelict’ featuring Marie Lorenz. This much anticipated solo show features new sculptural and video work by Lorenz. Although based in Brooklyn, the artist’s itinerant practice forefronts travel in an on-going investigation of place. Her latest series features new work created while on residency in Texas.
Known for her work exploring waterways – through hand-built boats, a tidal taxi service, and beachcombing – Marie Lorenz casts a fresh eye on the small changes in our perceived environment. Poetically arranged and cherished, piece of debris transform into markers of time and keepers of secrets. She says of her work: “This kind of observation creates something new out of something familiar. My boat projects are an attempt to un-know the metropolis by continually exploring it.”
Marie Lorenz received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design in 1995 and an M.F.A. from Yale in 2002. She has received grants from Artists Space, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Harpo Foundation, and the Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship. Her work has been shown at High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California and at Artists Space, and Jack Hanley Gallery in New York and she has also completed solo projects at Ikon in Birmingham, England and Artpace in San Antonio, Texas. In 2008 she was awarded the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize for the American Academy in Rome. She began her project ‘The Tide and Current Taxi’, a performance in the New York Harbor in 2005 which is still in progress.