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Twice Untitled and Other Pictures (looking back)


Artichoke, 2005/2006
Twice Untitled and Other Pictures (looking back)
Sept 16, 2006–Dec 31, 2006
"Crisply illuminating...Lawler's conceptual project."--ARTFORUM

The Wexner Center is proud to present the first U.S. museum survey of Louise Lawler's influential work. Through a career that spans more than three decades, Louise Lawler has persistently questioned the meaning of artworks and perceptively revealed how that meaning changes in the different contexts of collectors' homes, auction houses, commercial galleries, and museums. In this show you can investigate Lawler's creative output from the 1970s through the present, including new photographs taken at the Wexner Center in 2005. In addition to the photographs for which Lawler is best known, the exhibition includes examples of the objects such as paperweights, postcards, and etched glasses that are also part of her witty and thought-provoking oeuvre. Organized by the Wexner Center and curated by Chief Curator of Exhibitions Helen Molesworth.

A catalogue designed by 2 x 4 and distributed by MIT Press accompanies the show, with essays by Molesworth, independent scholar Rosalyn Deutsche, and Ann Goldstein, senior curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, as well as a foreword by Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin.

image credits

Louise Lawler

Artichoke, 2005/2006
39 3/4 x 34 in.

Salon Hodler, 1992/1993
48 x 57 1/2 in.

Bulbs, 2005/2006
Fugi-Flex (museum box)
39 3/4 x 39 3/4 in.

Grieving Mothers (Attachment), 2005
Cibachrome (museum box)
46 x 41 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures Gallery

Images courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures Gallery

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