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Laura Owens

Mengham, Rod, Ruf, Beatrix

Verlag: JRP|Ringier, 2007
ISBN 10: 3905770113 / ISBN 13: 9783905770117
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Titel: Laura Owens

Verlag: JRP|Ringier

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Inhaltsangabe: Laura Owens once said of more doctrinaire painters that "the weight of art history is what gets you that crusty, stodgy feeling, when you look at a work of art and you feel that the person hasn't stepped outside, hasn't looked in other wings of the Met, hasn't gone to a natural history museum." There is no danger of that in her own good-natured and elegant works, which seem to emulate Rousseau, Grandma Moses and the aesthetics of the 1960s and of vintage decorative arts at once. Robots in the garden, lions, hunters, romance and war are some of the subjects parading through, under passing influences as wide ranging as Dada performance, Japanese prints and Hindu beliefs. Birds grow larger than the trees they perch on, cats sniff at a pair of skulls and monkeys exchange wary glances. Elsewhere, Owens has broken away from the fine arts to move into wallpaper and textiles. Beyond all this straightforward beauty is constant inquiry into her chosen media. She has rejected naturalism in favor of depiction, representation and an unashamed pleasure in ornamentation, which, with her delight in pictorial grace, affords decoration a new dignity. She combines the abstract with the representational in a highly personal vocabulary, from which she creates an elaborate, elegant and quietly exuberant whole. Laura Owens collects the artist's complete works to date.

Über den Autor: Alex Katz was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1927. Since 1954, he has been exhibiting his paintings at galleries and museums throughout the world, including a major retrospective organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, and many other museum shows in the United States. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship, an NEA grant, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work is included in virtually every major public collection in the United States.

Laura Owens was born in Ohio in 1970 and studied at RISD, Skowhegan, and Cal Arts, where she finished her MFA in 1994. Her work has appeared at venues including ACME in Los Angeles and Gavin Brown's Enterprise and the Whitney Biennial in New York, and has been covered by Artforum, the New Yorker and the New York Times. In 2001 Owens had her first solo museum exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. She has since exhibited at the Museums of Contemporary Art in North Miami and Los Angeles, the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, the Aspen Art Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Her work is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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