For more than 20 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.
Laura owens requires a $16 ticket with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free.
Artist Laura Owens created a series of videos featuring over 8,000 unique book covers, which she designed and screen printed by hand for her exhibition catalogue, Owens, Laura. Check out the entire series on the Whitney Museum of American Art's YouTube channel.
Laura Owens is organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The DMA's presentation is made possible by The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, the DMA Contemporary Art Initiative, the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas, and Elisabeth and Panos Karpidas. Air transportation provided by American Airlines.
images: 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 Owens; Laura 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 Owens; Laura Owens, Untitled, 2009, acrylic, oil, and charcoal on linen, Collection of Beth Swofford. © Laura Owens; Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, acrylic, oil, and resin on linen, Collection of Meir and Katya Teper. © Laura Owens; Laura Owens, Untitled, 2000, acrylic, oil, and graphite on canvas, Collezione Giuseppe Iannaccone, Milan © Laura Owens