Yvon Lambert Gallery

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Museum Bag Lady

by Trong Gia Nguyen
Brazilian artist Jac Lernier’s first exhibition at the Yvon Lambert gallery has its visual appeal, but sadly, no tricks or treats inside the sacks.  Clear acrylic shadow boxes encase and display the objects of Lernier’s affection, plastic shopping bags whose branding and logos have all been cut and “squared” away. Despite these “voids,” they still retain their sack handles and vestiges of colors and design. The artist has also lined them with a thin padding, to give them more bulge and presence.  The containers that hold our purchase are elevated for purchase themselves. Some bags with... [more]
Posted by Trong Gia Nguyen on 5/2/10