Laura Owens

March 25, 2018 to July 29, 2018 | Hoffman Galleries
Detail of Laura Owens, Untitled, 2014, ink, silkscreen ink, vinyl paint, acrylic, oil, pastel, paper, wood, solvent transfers, stickers, handmade paper, thread, board, and glue on linen and polyester, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Jonathan Sobel  2014.281a-e. © Laura Owens	Laura Owens, Untitled, 1998, acrylic on canvas, Collection of the artist. Courtesy the artist / Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York and Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. © Laura OwensLaura Owens, Untitled, 1995, acrylic, oil, enamel, ink, and felt-tip pen on canvas, Collection of the artist. Courtesy the artist / Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York and Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. © Laura OwensLaura Owens, Untitled, 2009, acrylic, oil, and charcoal on linen, Collection of Beth Swofford. © Laura OwensLaura Owens, Untitled, 2004, acrylic and oil on linen, Collection of Nina Moore. © Laura Owens

For more than twenty years, artist Laura Owens has pioneered an innovative—and at times controversial—approach to painting that has made her one of the most influential artists of her generation. Her bold and experimental work challenges traditional assumptions about figuration and abstraction, as well as the relationships among avant-garde art, craft, pop culture, and technology. Laura Owens, the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s 20 year career, will feature over 60 paintings and objects from the mid-1990s until today. The exhibition, which also includes a number of loans from local private collections, highlights the evolution of her art over the past few years, showing how the early work sets the stage for gripping new paintings and installations.

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