March 6, 2009 – June 21, 2009

Lisi Raskin, WorkSpace: Armada

Brooklyn-based artist Lisi Raskin presents Armada, a series of new sculptures based on the forms she found at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), a storage facility for military airplanes and aerospace crafts located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson, Arizona. Raskin visited the site while traveling to nuclear testing sites across the United States for the project Mobile Observation (Transmitting and Receiving) Station. Working with zones of power like military defense systems, Raskin investigates a culture of anxiety stemming from the Cold War and resonating with our current cultural and political climate. Born in Miami, Florida in 1974, Raskin received her M.F.A. from Columbia University in 2003. She has since exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Glasgow, Milan and Stockholm.

WorkSpace at the Blanton

WorkSpace showcases cutting-edge developments in the work of emerging and established contemporary artists on the museum’s second floor, serving as a coda to the modern and contemporary collection galleries. The exhibitions that result from these artistic investigations provide Blanton visitors ever-changing glimpses into the art of the present moment.

WorkSpace: Lisi Raskin: Armada is curated by Risa Puleo, assistant curator of American and contemporary art, for the Blanton.

WorkSpace: Lisi Raskin: Armada is generously supported by the following members of the Blanton Contemporary Salon.

Contemporary Connoisseur

Melissa Jones, Jeanne and Mickey Klein, Julie and John Thornton, and Alexa and Blaine Wesner

Contemporary Aficionado

Ellen and David Berman, Dan Bullock, Michael Chesser, Laurence Miller, Amanda and Brad Nelsen, Chula Reynolds and Sophia Collier, and Lora Reynolds and Quincy Lee

Contemporary Devotee

Kristin and Steve Belt, Ann and Roy Butler, Sarah and Ernest Butler, Christie’s, David Cleaves and Jason Nichols, Christine and Philip Dial, Fairfax Dorn, Cissie Ferguson, Jennifer E. Finlay, Minerva Gonzalez, Deborah Green, Margaret Hight and Paul Thompson, Barbara Horan, Nancy and John Hughes, Kenneth and Susie Jastrow, Milkshake, Ginni and Richard Mithoff, Don Mullins and Cameron Larson, Arturo Palacios, Allen Reagan, John and Cheryl Sauder, and Patricia O. Spurr

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