Lee Lozano was a key figure in the New York art scene of the 1960s and early 1970s, making often tiny paintings and drawings; vast, abstracted paintings; and conceptual works which took the form of instructions. These works, called ‘language pieces’, culminated in General Strike Piece and then Dropout Piece which saw Lozano leave the art scene entirely. Her radical approach to art and life, in particular her refusal to engage with the institutions and support structures of the art world, led somewhat inevitably to her work being neglected until recently. This survey brings together work from across Lozano’s career, culminating in a restaging of Infofictions, the exhibition of language pieces she made in made in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1971, a few months before her exit from the art world. Find out more about the Lee Lozano exhibition from the Fruitmarket Gallery’s website.
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