Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Los Angeles' Shoshana Gallery Presents Rachel Lachowicz

March 26 – May 7, 2005

Opening Reception:  March 26, 5 - 7 pm

Shoshana Wayne Gallery is pleased to announce Rachel Lachowicz's first solo exhibition at our gallery since 1996.  The artist will present nine sculptures, constructed predominantly of aluminum and pigment. 

Rachel Lachowicz is known for turning her witty eye on the masculine-centric world of Modernism and making radical incursions into the canon of art history by reconfiguring famous works. She currently focuses on the hybridization that occurs in her practice in order to make unique objects.  By using art historical references, Lachowicz interfaces her work with iconic "gestures" to transcend to new ground.   She uses modified eye shadow, casting and compressing the pigment, into a more durable medium. The materiality of the pigment is important to the structure of the sculptures, as it surpasses the boundaries of simple paint and becomes an object itself intrinsic to the composition of the pieces.  By such means, Lachowicz eradicates the separation between the substrate and the surface, making three-dimensional figures instead of paintings.  She says, "the pigments I use are cast or compressed into a physical form.  From the pigment, to the structure, to the concept, there is a transmogrification of form."

Rachel Lachowicz lives and works in Los Angeles. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Austria and Germany.  She recently was part of the exhibition "100 Artists See God," curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston for the Independent Curators Incorporated, that traveled to the ICA, London, England and the Laguna Art Museum, CA. Rachel Lachowicz was also included in "Art after Art," at Neues Museum, Weserburg Bremen, Germany. In 2003 she received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.  Her work is included in the collections of the Denver Art Museum, CO, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, the Museum Moderner Kunst, Palais Lichtenstein, Vienna, Austria, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.

 For more information, please contact Melissa Pellico, Associate Director at (310) 453-7535

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