Elizabeth Tubergen’s sculptures appear to function as singular, formed images in space, referencing notions of the universal through borrowed monumental, architectural, domestic, and athletic forms. At the same time, these objects follow the logic of post-structuralism—they are contextual and contingent, acting with (or within, under, above, alongside, or around) people in physical space, calling to mind questions about particular bodies, family, access, ability, agency, and hierarchy.
Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide Ms. Tubergen with a direct artist grant to assist her production and development of new work.
(Excerpt and images below selected from grant proposal. All works are copyright of the artist.)