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Laura Owens

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

10 Nov 2017 - 4 Feb 2018

For more than 20 years, Laura Owens has pursued an innovative approach to painting. Her bold and experimental work challenges traditional assumptions about figuration and abstraction, as well as the relationships between avant-garde art, craft, pop culture, and technology. This mid-career survey will feature approximately 60 paintings from the mid 1990s until today. Her early canvases upended the traditions of painterly abstraction by incorporating goofy personal allusions, doodling, and common craft materials. More recently, she has charted a dramatic transformation in her work, marshalling all of her previous interests and talents within large-scale paintings that make virtuosic use of silkscreen, computer manipulation, digital printing, and material exploration. Find out more about the Laura Owens exhibition from the Whitney Museum of American Art’s website.

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Untitled (detail; 2014), Laura Owens. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © Laura Owens

Untitled (detail; 2014), Laura Owens. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © Laura Owens

Untitled (2012), Laura Owens. Courtesy the artist / Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York and Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. © Laura Owens

Untitled (2012), Laura Owens. Courtesy the artist / Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York and Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. © Laura Owens

Untitled (detail; 2012), Laura Owens. Collection of Maja Hoffmann/LUMA Foundation. © Laura Owens

Untitled (detail; 2012), Laura Owens. Collection of Maja Hoffmann/LUMA Foundation. © Laura Owens

Untitled (2000), Laura Owens. Collezione Giuseppe Iannaccone, Milan. © Laura Owens

Untitled (2000), Laura Owens. Collezione Giuseppe Iannaccone, Milan. © Laura Owens

Untitled (1998), Laura Owens. Courtesy the artist / Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York and Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. © Laura Owens

Untitled (1998), Laura Owens. Courtesy the artist / Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York and Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. © Laura Owens

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