Laura Owens

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Monographs & Artists’ Books

Editor(s) :

Beatrix Ruf

Author(s) :

Gloria SuttonRod Mengham

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Dimensions :

250 x 320 mm

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Pictures :

80 colors and 40 b/w

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CHF70 / €47 / £31 / $55


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Publication :

September 2006

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Robots in the garden, lions, hunters, romance and war are some of the images in Laura Owens’ new work. Owens’ influences are wide, ranging from DADA performance to hindu relief ; elsewhere she has broken away from the fine arts to delve into wallpapers and textiles. Beyond the straightforward beauty of Owens’ paintings and drawings is a constant questioning of her chosen media. She has rejected naturalism in favour of depictions, representations. Her magpie-like approach to resources is echoed in her application of paint and the arrival of foreign elements in her collages. Evident too is an unashamed pleasure in ornamentation, a delight in pictorial elegance, which affords decoration a new dignity. Owens combines abstract elements with representational elements to create a highly personal vocabulary: a vocabulary which translates into an elaborate, elegant and quietly exuberant whole.

Published in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Zürich.