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Tender Love Among the Junk

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20121029004123-00220121029
© Courtesy of the artist & MoMA PS1
Tender Love Among the Junk

22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
November 18th, 2012 - April 7th, 2013
Opening: November 18th, 2012 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://momaps1.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
queens
EMAIL:  
mail@ps1.org
PHONE:  
718-784-2084
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu-Mon 12-6
TAGS:  
collage, mixed-media, installation

DESCRIPTION

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt’s mixed-media constructions, collages, and installations are marked by a trashy opulence concocted from household items and dollar stores. Mimicking Byzantine decoration with cellophane, aluminum foil, tinsel and glitter, Lanigan-Schmidt (American, b. 1948) pioneered a maximalist aesthetic in the late 1960s that explored gay sexuality, class struggle, and religion. Mingling high with low, and sacred with profane, Lanigan-Schmidt bucked the reductive tastes of conceptualism and minimalism that dominated his youth, creating a radically decorative practice that, despite its influence, has never been properly assimilated into the history of American art.