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Thomas Lawson

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The Province of Provinces   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Scoli Acosta, Kathryn Andrews, Sarah Conaway, Fiona Connor, Kate Costello, Meg Cranston, Roy Dowell, Zackary Drucker, Rhys Ernst, Patricia Fernández, Dan Finsel, Morgan Fisher, Liz Glynn, Mark Hagen, Zach Harris, Channa Horowitz, Pearl C. Hsiung, Vishal Jugdeo, Mimi Lauter, Thomas Lawson, Meleko Mokgosi, Ruby Neri, D'Ette Nogle, Alex Olson, Camilo Ontiveros, Joel Otterson, Karthik Pandian, Laura Riboli, Analia Saban, Brian Sharp, Ryan Sluggett, David Snyder, Jill Spector, Koki Tanaka, Caroline Thomas, CODY TREPTE, Erika Vogt, Lisa Williamson at Hammer Museum June 2nd, 2012 - September 2nd, 2012
Posted 7/1/12
Los Angeles, a city of developers and opportunists, store-front mystics and varyingly legal working-class migrants, is also by some lights a city of artists. The Hammer Museum recently unveiled its first Los Angeles biennial, an inward-looking affair solely showcasing the work of locals. Can an exhibition thus conceived add up to anything more than narcissism? Sure, but whether this is possible in LA, a city with a profoundly neurotic self-regard, is a question left open by the biennial dubbed M... [more]
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Poised, Cleverly   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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at REDCAT November 20th, 2011 - January 15th, 2012
Posted 12/20/11
The Experimental Impulse is an exhibition cleverly poised as an archive, while the room itself looks a little like a leftover political campaign office. About a dozen tables covered in plain brown cardboard are set up in the gallery space, each with an array of pictures and documents, newsprint, old dial telephones, typewritten scraps of paper identifying the material and paint splattered school chairs whose seatbacks are tagged with their original locations from both the Art Department and Cri... [more]
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Steal This Ad   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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John Baldessari, Ericka Beckman, Dara Birnbaum, Barbara Bloom, Eric Bogosian, Glenn Branca, Troy Brauntuch, James Casebere, Sarah Charlesworth, Rhys Chatham, Charles Clough, Nancy Dwyer, Jack Goldstein, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Thomas Lawson, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, Allan McCollum, Paul McMahon, MICA-TV, Matt Mullican, Richard Prince, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Michael Smith, James Welling, Michael Zwack at The Metropolitan Museum of Art April 21st, 2009 - August 2nd, 2009
Posted 6/29/09
  The Pictures Generation, 1974–1984 is the first major museum exhibition to focus on a highly influential group of somewhat affiliated artists that were one of the first generations raised with popular television and an abundance of disposable products. This upbringing, coupled with the rising popularity of M.F.A. academic training that often discussed Barthian post-structuralism, produced a generation of artists wanting to deconstruct visual culture by appropriating its photograp... [more]
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