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20130223011448-longo
© Courtesy of the artist & The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Solo Exhibition
Curated by: Kelly Taxter

258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
March 24th, 2013 - August 25th, 2013
Opening: March 24th, 2013 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.aldrichart.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
PHONE:  
203.438.4519
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm

DESCRIPTION

The Aldrich will premiere Untitled (Capitol), 2013, a monumental, five-panel charcoal drawing of the US Capitol building. Presented alone in the Museum's largest gallery, Longo's masterfully rendered artwork, its dimensions reminiscent of a cinema screen, will command as much awe as its subject. To realize a work on this scale, the artist conducts a series of small studies, a practice he's engaged in throughout his decades-long career. A selection of one hundred of these studies will fill the Museum's atrium, offering both a window into the artist's practice and an archive of his work to date. Longo's commitment to drawing is unwavering, evidencing an extreme dedication to and investigation of a single medium, its ability to translate the incessant chatter of media into a sustained mediation, and to represent not just the artist's discrete interests, but a collective, image-unconscious reflective of life itself. This exhibition is curated by Aldrich curatorial consultant Kelly Taxter.