No Drones
Louise Lawler
November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015
Berlin

Over the last 30 years, Louise Lawler has been making photographs that depict views of objects and artworks in their everyday working environments, shifting the emphasis from the subject itself to vantage points, framing devices and the modes of distribution that affect the reception of an artwork. For No Drones, Lawler will exhibit a group of ‘tracings’, a series that she developed for her exhibition at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, in 2013. Traced directly from her photographs, and made in collaboration with the artist and children’s book illustrator Jon Buller, the ‘tracings’ are black-and-white line drawings that are converted to a vector graphic and printed on a vinyl that is adhered directly to the wall. Each edition exists as an adaptable digital file that can be printed at any size. A particular group of tracings exhibited on this occasion, for instance, have been produced to adapt to the large walls of the Berlin gallery. A ‘tracing’ takes material form only when exhibited, and it can be destroyed and remade in a different size for its next presentation. Some of the works in the show are editions of 10, while others are unlimited editions.

 

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The largest work in the show is Pollock and Tureen (traced) (1984/2013), a ‘tracing’ of Lawler’s iconic photograph Pollock and Tureen (1984). The original work is a medium-sized photograph, just under a metre wide, that portrays a decorative piece of porcelain placed on a shelf beneath the expressive splatters of a Pollock. Pollock and Tureen (traced) has been enlarged to almost ten metres to occupy a substantial section of one of the long gallery walls. At this scale, many of the lines in the vector drawing start to behave less predictably, often taking on a form of their own when viewed up close. Viewed from afar, the picture again coheres into a recognisable image. Each ‘tracing’ becomes both a representation of a previous artwork by Lawler and an ephemeral installation in a particular space, expanding the conceptual foundations of pictures. Writing in the Museum Ludwig catalogue, Philipp Kaiser describes the ‘tracings’ as 'skeletons' that explore 'the extreme ends and corners of pictures and their contexts.'

Lawler will also exhibit a group of works called ‘traced and painted’, a further extension of the ‘tracings’. These small-scale prints on paper are hand-painted by the artist, creating works that bring to mind pages torn from illuminated manuscripts or children’s colouring books. Pollock and Tureen (traced and painted), Third (1984/2013/2014,) is the same tracing used in the large-scale wall vinyl but condensed to 20x25 cm, with a subtle strip of greenish-gold across the middle of the image.

 

Installation Views
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015

Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015
Photo: Timo Ohler

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015

Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015
Photo: Timo Ohler

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015

Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015
Photo: Timo Ohler

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015

Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015
Photo: Timo Ohler

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015

Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015
Photo: Timo Ohler

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015

Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015
Photo: Timo Ohler

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Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015
Photo: Timo Ohler

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015
Photo: Timo Ohler

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015
Photo: Timo Ohler

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015
Photo: Timo Ohler

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015
Photo: Timo Ohler

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
No Drones
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2015
Photo: Timo Ohler

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Exhibited Works
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Formica (traced), 2011/2012/2014

Louise Lawler
Formica (traced), 2011/2012/2014
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Pollock and Tureen (traced), 1984/2013

Louise Lawler
Pollock and Tureen (traced), 1984/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Dots and Slices (traced), 2006/2013

Louise Lawler
Dots and Slices (traced), 2006/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Chandelier (traced), 2001/2007/2013

Louise Lawler
Chandelier (traced), 2001/2007/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Hand On Her Back (traced and painted), First, 1997/1998/2013/2014

Louise Lawler
Hand On Her Back (traced and painted), First, 1997/1998/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
24.1 × 18.9 cm
9 1/2 × 7 7/16 inches
27.6 × 22.5 cm (framed)
10 7/8 × 8 7/8 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Hand On Her Back (traced and painted), Second, 1997/1998/2013/2014

Louise Lawler
Hand On Her Back (traced and painted), Second, 1997/1998/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
24.1 × 18.9 cm
9 1/2 × 7 7/16 inches
27.6 × 22.5 cm (framed)
10 7/8 × 8 7/8 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Breathless, 2011/2012

Louise Lawler
Breathless, 2011/2012
Silver dye bleach print
101.6 × 102.9 cm
40 × 40 1/2 inches

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Pollyanna, 2007/2008/2013

Louise Lawler
Pollyanna, 2007/2008/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Closer Than You Thought (traced), 2004/2005/2013

Louise Lawler
Closer Than You Thought (traced), 2004/2005/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Still Life (Candle) (traced), 2003/2013

Louise Lawler
Still Life (Candle) (traced), 2003/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Untitled (traced), 2006/2013

Louise Lawler
Untitled (traced), 2006/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
No Drones, 2013

Louise Lawler
No Drones, 2013
12 embossed glasses (6 white and 6 black), 2 glass shelves and 4 brackets
each glass 15 × 5 cm
each glass 6 × 2 inches

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Untitled (traced and painted), First, 2006/2013/2014

Louise Lawler
Untitled (traced and painted), First, 2006/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
20.3 × 17.8 cm
8 × 7 inches
23.8 × 21.3 cm (framed)
9 3/8 × 8 3/8 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Untitled (traced and painted), Second, 2006/2013/2014

Louise Lawler
Untitled (traced and painted), Second, 2006/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
20.3 × 17.8 cm
8 × 7 inches
23.8 × 21.3 cm (framed)
9 3/8 × 8 3/8 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Closer Than You Thought (traced and painted), Third, 2004/2005/2013/2014

Louise Lawler
Closer Than You Thought (traced and painted), Third, 2004/2005/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
10.2 × 8.1 cm
4 × 3 3/16 inches
21.9 × 19.1 cm (framed)
8 5/8 × 7 1/2 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Berlin (traced and painted), Fourth, 2000/2013/2014

Louise Lawler
Berlin (traced and painted), Fourth, 2000/2013/2014
Gouache and water color on archival pigment print
14 × 16.5 cm
5 1/2 × 6 1/2 inches
25.5 × 27.5 cm (framed)
10 × 10 7/8 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Il m'aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionément, à la folie, pas du tout (traced and painted), Second, 2008/2009/2014

Louise Lawler
Il m'aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionément, à la folie, pas du tout (traced and painted), Second, 2008/2009/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
21 × 22.5 cm
8 1/4 × 8 7/8 inches
24.4 × 26 cm (framed)
9 5/8 × 10 1/4 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Closer Than You Thought (traced and painted), Second, 2004/2005/2013/2014

Louise Lawler
Closer Than You Thought (traced and painted), Second, 2004/2005/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
10.2 × 8.1 cm
4 × 3 3/16 inches
21.9 × 19.1 cm (framed)
8 5/8 × 7 1/2 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Pollock and Tureen (traced and painted), Third, 1984/2013/2014

Louise Lawler
Pollock and Tureen (traced and painted), Third, 1984/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
20.3 × 25.4 cm
8 × 10 inches
23.8 × 28.9 cm (framed)
9 3/8 × 11 3/8 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin
Louise Lawler
Il m'aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionément, à la folie, pas du tout (traced and painted), First, 2008/2009/2014

Louise Lawler
Il m'aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionément, à la folie, pas du tout (traced and painted), First, 2008/2009/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
21 × 22.5 cm
8 1/4 × 8 7/8 inches
24.4 × 26 cm (framed)
9 5/8 × 10 1/4 inches (framed)

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Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Formica (traced), 2011/2012/2014
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler
Formica (traced), 2011/2012/2014
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Pollock and Tureen (traced), 1984/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler
Pollock and Tureen (traced), 1984/2013
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Dots and Slices (traced), 2006/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler
Dots and Slices (traced), 2006/2013
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Chandelier (traced), 2001/2007/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler
Chandelier (traced), 2001/2007/2013
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Hand On Her Back (traced and painted), First, 1997/1998/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
24.1 × 18.9 cm
9 1/2 × 7 7/16 inches
27.6 × 22.5 cm (framed)
10 7/8 × 8 7/8 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler
Hand On Her Back (traced and painted), First, 1997/1998/2013/2014
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Hand On Her Back (traced and painted), Second, 1997/1998/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
24.1 × 18.9 cm
9 1/2 × 7 7/16 inches
27.6 × 22.5 cm (framed)
10 7/8 × 8 7/8 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler
Hand On Her Back (traced and painted), Second, 1997/1998/2013/2014
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Breathless, 2011/2012
Silver dye bleach print
101.6 × 102.9 cm
40 × 40 1/2 inches

Louise Lawler
Breathless, 2011/2012
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Pollyanna, 2007/2008/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler
Pollyanna, 2007/2008/2013
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Closer Than You Thought (traced), 2004/2005/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler
Closer Than You Thought (traced), 2004/2005/2013
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Still Life (Candle) (traced), 2003/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler
Still Life (Candle) (traced), 2003/2013
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Untitled (traced), 2006/2013
Adhesive wall material
Dimensions variable

Louise Lawler
Untitled (traced), 2006/2013
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
No Drones, 2013
12 embossed glasses (6 white and 6 black), 2 glass shelves and 4 brackets
each glass 15 × 5 cm
each glass 6 × 2 inches

Louise Lawler
No Drones, 2013
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Untitled (traced and painted), First, 2006/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
20.3 × 17.8 cm
8 × 7 inches
23.8 × 21.3 cm (framed)
9 3/8 × 8 3/8 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler
Untitled (traced and painted), First, 2006/2013/2014
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Untitled (traced and painted), Second, 2006/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
20.3 × 17.8 cm
8 × 7 inches
23.8 × 21.3 cm (framed)
9 3/8 × 8 3/8 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler
Untitled (traced and painted), Second, 2006/2013/2014
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Closer Than You Thought (traced and painted), Third, 2004/2005/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
10.2 × 8.1 cm
4 × 3 3/16 inches
21.9 × 19.1 cm (framed)
8 5/8 × 7 1/2 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler
Closer Than You Thought (traced and painted), Third, 2004/2005/2013/2014
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Berlin (traced and painted), Fourth, 2000/2013/2014
Gouache and water color on archival pigment print
14 × 16.5 cm
5 1/2 × 6 1/2 inches
25.5 × 27.5 cm (framed)
10 × 10 7/8 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler
Berlin (traced and painted), Fourth, 2000/2013/2014
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Il m'aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionément, à la folie, pas du tout (traced and painted), Second, 2008/2009/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
21 × 22.5 cm
8 1/4 × 8 7/8 inches
24.4 × 26 cm (framed)
9 5/8 × 10 1/4 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler
Il m'aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionément, à la folie, pas du tout (traced and painted), Second, 2008/2009/2014
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Closer Than You Thought (traced and painted), Second, 2004/2005/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
10.2 × 8.1 cm
4 × 3 3/16 inches
21.9 × 19.1 cm (framed)
8 5/8 × 7 1/2 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler
Closer Than You Thought (traced and painted), Second, 2004/2005/2013/2014
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Pollock and Tureen (traced and painted), Third, 1984/2013/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
20.3 × 25.4 cm
8 × 10 inches
23.8 × 28.9 cm (framed)
9 3/8 × 11 3/8 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler
Pollock and Tureen (traced and painted), Third, 1984/2013/2014
Louise Lawler – No Drones – Berlin

Louise Lawler
Il m'aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionément, à la folie, pas du tout (traced and painted), First, 2008/2009/2014
Gouache on archival pigment print
21 × 22.5 cm
8 1/4 × 8 7/8 inches
24.4 × 26 cm (framed)
9 5/8 × 10 1/4 inches (framed)

Louise Lawler
Il m'aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionément, à la folie, pas du tout (traced and painted), First, 2008/2009/2014
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