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ANNOTATIONS

January 28, 2012 – March 10, 2012
ANNOTATIONS:
Jenny Holzer, Shellburne Thurber and Kara Walker

Exhibition View

 Kara Walker and Jenny Holzer

ANNOTATIONS focuses on the dynamic situation within artists’ works where there is re-use, overlay and homage paid to prior’s works.  For Kara Walker, Bank’s Army Leaving Simmsport from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), utilizes the 19th century Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War and in her own titling, “annotates” the images with her own.  Shellburne Thurber’s 9 Wellington Street: Long view of livingroom takes Ralph Horne’s home-as-work as its subject matter and balances it perfectly with the ever so patient and ‘just-so’ quality of light that Thurber is famous for.  Jenny Holzer’s Lustmord, Erlauf, Arno, Blue, uses found, compiled and Holzer’s own texts to create a specifically juxtaposed set of phrases that is as much ‘text as structure’, as it is an announcement or compendium.  Putting these three works together not only engages the diversity of media available (from traditional newspaper’s offset lithography to the more current signmaker’s silkscreen, to the image base available in photography and to the loud announcement of a digital LED sign) but also presents an opportunity to see the various ways of collaboration, whether anonymous or not, recognized or not and supported or not.

Works In Exhibition

Banks’s Army Leaving Simmsport from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)

Kara Walker Banks’s Army Leaving Simmsport from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) 2005 Offset lithography and silkscreen

Image size: 24 x 38 inches  (61 x 96.5 cm)
Paper size: 39 x 53 inches  (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Edition of 35
(Inventory #19170)

Lustmord, Erlauf, Arno, Blue

Jenny Holzer Lustmord, Erlauf, Arno, Blue 1993-1998 Electronic LED sign; blue diodes with stainless steel housing

Edition of 5
5 1/4 x 57 3/4 x 3 inches  (13.3 x 146.7 x 7.6 cm)
(Inventory #17412)

9 Wellington Street: Long view of livingroom

Shellburne Thurber 9 Wellington Street: Long view of livingroom 2004-2009 Black and white inkjet print

Edition of 7
Signed on label on reverse
Image size:  50 x 50 inches  (127 x 127 cm)
Frame size:  51 1/2 x 51 inches  (130.8 x 129.5 cm)
(Inventory #23496)