April 10th, 2018

Zoe Leonard at Whitney Museum

Zoe Leonard, Income Tax, Rapid Divorce, 1999 Dye transfer print 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.64 cm) Collection of the artist; courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, and Hauser & Wirth, New York

Artist: Zoe Leonard

Venue: Whitney Museum, New York

Exhibition Title: Survey

Date: March 2 – June 10, 2018

Note: The full press release is available for download here.

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Zoe Leonard at Whitney Museum

Zoe Leonard at Whitney Museum

Zoe Leonard at Whitney Museum

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of the artist and Whitney Museum, New York. Photos by Ron Amstutz. 

Press Release:

New York–based artist Zoe Leonard (b. 1961) is among the most critically acclaimed artists of her generation. Over the past three decades, she has produced work in photography and sculpture that has been celebrated for its lyrical observations of daily life coupled with a rigorous, questioning attention to the politics and conditions of image making and display.

Zoe Leonard: Survey is the first large-scale overview of the artist’s work in an American museum. The exhibition looks across Leonard’s career to highlight her engagement with a range of themes, including the history of photography, gender and sexuality, loss and mourning, migration, displacement, and the urban landscape. More than it focuses on any particular subject, however, Leonard’s work slowly and reflectively calibrates vision and form. Using repetition, subtle changes of perspective, and shifts of scale, Leonard draws viewers into an awareness of the meanings behind otherwise familiar images or objects. A counter-example to the speed and disposability of image culture today, Leonard’s photographs, sculptures and installations ask the viewer to reengage with how we see.

Link: Zoe Leonard at Whitney Museum

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