Laura Owens

March 25, 2018 to July 29, 2018 | Hoffman Galleries
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 OwensLaura 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 OwensLaura Owens, Untitled, 2009, acrylic, oil, and charcoal on linen, Collection of Beth Swofford. © Laura OwensLaura Owens, Untitled, 2013, acrylic, oil, and resin on linen, Collection of Meir and Katya Teper. © Laura OwensLaura Owens, Untitled, 2000, acrylic, oil, and graphite on canvas, Collezione Giuseppe Iannaccone, Milan © Laura Owens

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

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Exhibition Talk: Laura Owens

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Katherine Brodbeck, the DMA’s Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, will be joined in conversation by Whitney curator Scott Rothkopf and MOCA Los Angeles curator Bennett Simpson to discuss Laura Owens’ 20-year career and this comprehensive new exhibition of her work.

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