Lucie Stahl utilizes a flatbed scanner to create large-format images in which food, photographs, magazine clippings, and trash appear to emerge from a dark abyss. The resulting images are encased in resin, giving them a glossy, tactile finish and distinct material presence. Stahl’s work plays with the notion of liquidity in its many forms—from finance to bodily fluids, and the malleability of gender, identity, and images. In all her work, the artist explores the trappings of modern day consumer culture through found objects and imagery, addressing branding, consumption, addiction/dependency, and excess.
For Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl, the artist’s first U.S. solo museum show, Stahl will present both old and new work in an immersive installation that will feature a number of her “Prayer Wheels”. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the DMA’s Concentrations series of project-based solo exhibitions representing emerging and international artists.
Admission is FREE.
Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The presentation is made possible by TWO X TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual fundraising event that jointly benefits amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and the Dallas Museum of Art, and by the Contemporary Art Initiative through the gifts of Nancy and Clint Carlson, Lindsey and Patrick Collins, Arlene and John Dayton, Nancy Dedman, Claire Dewar, Jennifer and John Eagle, Amy Faulconer, Carol and John Finley, Tim Hanley, Julie and Ed Hawes, Marguerite Hoffman and Tom Lentz, Elisabeth and Panos Karpidas, Michele and Jack Lafield, Eleanor ‘Muffin’ and John Lemak, Patty Lowdon, Sheryl and Eric Maas, Cynthia and Forrest Miller, Janelle and Alden Pinnell, Allen and Kelli Questrom, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Lisa and John Rocchio, Deedie Rose, Catherine and Will Rose, Lisa and John Runyon, Stephanie and Michael Seay, Jan and Jim Showers, Jackie and Peter Stewart, Gayle and Paul Stoffel, Shelby Wagner and Niven Morgan, and Michael and Sharon Young.
Images: Lucie Stahl, Identity, 2015, Inkjet Print, Aluminum, Epoxy Resin, Courtesy the artist and dépendance, Brussels © Lucie Stahl Photo Credit Sven Laurent; Lucie Stahl, Critic's Pick, 2014, inkjet Print, Aluminum, Epoxy Resin, Courtesy the artist and Freedman Fitzpatrick © Lucie Stahl Photo Credit Sven Laurent; Lucie Stahl, Acid Rain, 2015, Overall: 65.7 x 47.2 x 9 in. (167 x 120 x 2.5 cm), inkjet Print, Aluminum, Epoxy Resin, Courtesy the artist and dépendance, Brussels © Lucie Stahl Photo Credit Sven Laurent