November 23–December 23, 2011
Sprüth Magers London is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by American artist Louise Lawler in her first UK solo show in four years. For the artist’s third exhibition at the London gallery, Lawler reveals a series of photographs presented as mounted prints and vinyl murals that have been stretched and adjusted to fit the gallery walls.
Louise Lawler’s artistic practice explores the presentation of artwork and the context in which it is viewed. In the 1970’s, Lawler began taking photographs of works of art, usually in situ at museums, auction houses, galleries and private homes. Concentrating on the way a work of art is handled, exhibited, stored or sidelined, Lawler’s work questions how art is modified by the manner in which it is displayed.