Louise Lawler at Metro Pictures

May 25th, 2011

Artist: Louise Lawler

Venue: Metro Pictures, New York

Exhibition Title: Fitting at Metro Pictures

Date: May 6 – June 11, 2011

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Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of Metro Pictures Gallery, New York

Press Release:

Louise Lawler has taken photographs of art in museums, galleries, private homes, and auction houses and altered them to conform to the proportions of the gallery’s walls. The distorted photographs are affixed to the center of the walls, one wall per image.

Louise Lawler has had one-person exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (2006); Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York (2005); the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2004); Portikus, Frankfurt (2003); and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (1997). Her work has recently been featured in exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, which included her in its 1991, 2000, and 2008 biennials. Pieces by the artist are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, LACMA, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Tate Britain.

Link: Louise Lawler at Metro Pictures

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4 Responses to “Louise Lawler at Metro Pictures”

  1. vhgvhgv Says:

    the wall-affixed prints in this show look horrible in person.

  2. Rowley Says:

    Because of the execution? Or because it’s just a bad idea in general?

  3. sven Says:

    i saw this in person today. it looks so much better online.

  4. vhgvhgv Says:

    they look bad because they didnt prepare the walls before putting them up– they are all bumpy and shit.

    its not a bad idea really, but just seems to be a way for her to make big prints without having to pay for mounting/framing.

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