Laura Owens

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-05-01
  • Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
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In subtly lush paintings that charm viewers equally through their application of paint and their quirky iconography, Laura Owens touches on expressive abstraction, color field painting, and the occasional decorative glimpse of a monkey. Charged as one of the contemporary artists responsible for a revival of the painting, Owens has developed an enigmatic style all her own, moving from landscape to abstraction with energetic thick brush strokes, fanciful childlike doodles, or sophisticated fine-line drawings, culling her influences from any number of visual sources, including chinese landscape painting, japanese wood block prints, and patterned textiles. This volume includes new paintings created for her upcoming solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7(2)
Jeremy Strick
Acknowledgments 9(4)
The Unbearable Lightness of Painting
Thomas Lawson
Plays Well With Others
Paul Schimmel
Selected Exhibition Chronology 79(2)
Selected Bibliography 81(3)
Checklist of the Exhibition 84

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