Lizz Aston



Caviar20 has long admired Lizz Aston's evolving career and body of work.

We are pleased to be offering her incredible creations. 

Aston's practice is inspired by the history and production of textiles and decorative arts. She frequently adopts an anonymous textile pattern, such as a hand-made lace doily or a macrame design, and then manipulates it digitally before creating a new contemporary descendant. These transformed and augmented patterns are then hand-cut on fine Japanese Kozo paper (aka mulberry paper). 

In "Lateral Optics" Aston presents an unadorned or nude intricately carved paper creation hovering over a treated sheet of dichroic film. This iridescent material is typically used in architectural settings. Depending on one's vantage point, and the environment in which the work is hung in and its light source, different colors and reflections appear on the film's dynamic surface. A dynamic and active range of cool present themselves and then recede including sky blue, magenta, lemon and electric violet. 

The central hovering form is an enhanced and exaggerated pattern from a turn-of-the-century lace fragment. To amplify the form's complexity and presence Aston elevates the cut-out with a structure of pins that create dramatic shadows and encourage additional movement from the dichroic film.  

In addition to several impressive grants, residencies and exhibitions, Aston has collaborated with or produced commissioned pieces for H&M, Holt Renfrew and 3M.   

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Signed on the backing by the artist.

Hand-cut Japanese Kozo paper and treated dichroic film

Canada, 2018

34"H  26"W (framed)

Framed with museum glass with specifications by the artist

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Our inventory is divided between New York and Toronto. 

- Where do you ship to?
We can ship anywhere. Typically when we ship within North America we prefer to use FedEx or DHL. To Europe, Asia and beyond we generally use DHL. 

- How much does it cost to ship?
For shipments within North America, we typically charge a flat rate fee. Many items on our site will list the rate. For shipping outside of North America, we can easily provide a quote and will look for the most efficient and economical option.

Most of the items on our site can be easily shipped internationally.

Occasionally we will recommend that an artwork be removed from its frame for shipping. Larger framed works are typically framed with plexiglass. We export over 80% of what we sell, so we are comfortable shipping anywhere. 

- Are there additional taxes or fees?
When a work is valued above $2,500 usd there is a possibility of tax of 0.35%, but this is applied sporadically. There can similarly be an additional fee for customs brokerage and this can range from $20 - $65. US Taxes, duties and customs brokerage are not included in our flat rate shipping. However most of our shipments to the US enter without any additional fees. 

- Do you provide a certificate of authenticity?
Yes, we guarantee everything we sell. We can provide both a digital and printed version of our certificate of authenticity. 

What is your return policy?
- Caviar20 wants you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We have a 7 day no-questions full refund return policy for your purchase. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer. After 8 days returns are given a credit note. There is no expiration for our credit notes.

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If purchasing directly online, Caviar20 accepts all major credit cards as well as Paypal. If invoiced, Caviar20 accepts all major credit cards on regularly priced merchandise. 

Discounted material must be paid by wire transfer, or with Paypal (if funds are sent as 'friends and family'). There is a 3.5% administration fee for credit cards on discounted material. 

Caviar20 does not accept personal checks or Zelle. 

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