Laura Owens in Berlin

Here is an except from Mark Princes review of Laura Owens recent exhibition at Capitain Petzel.

Across five 9-foot-tall canvases, sans serif lettering is printed onto ruled lines over a blend of geometric patterning, fragments of childish illustrations, and scans of actual brushstrokes and gestural marks produced with design software. Over these various surrogates for painterly facture, the smoothly sanded gesso priming is occasionally disrupted by heavy smears of real impasto. The canvases are fixed upright to the floor in a domino-like sequence that suggests their “collapsing” into a single “image.” From a vantage point at one end of the gallery’s length, the incoherent language gels into a statement that runs across the five staggered planes. Read the full review here.


Laura Owens, Installation View


Laura Owens, May 1 – July 31, 2015,  Photo: Jens Ziehe, © the artist,  Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin.
Laura Owens, Installation View


Laura Owens, May 1 – July 31, 2015,  Photo: Jens Ziehe, © the artist,  Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin.
Laura Owens

Laura Owens at Capitain Petzel
Laura Owens, Untitled, 2015, Oil, Acrylic, Flashe, Silkscreen Inks, gesso on linen, 108 x 84"

Laura Owens at Capitain Petzel
 Laura Owens, Untitled, 2015, Oil, Flashe, Acrylics, Silkscreen Inks and gesso on linen, 108 x 84"  

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