“Lawler specializes in taking nuanced photographs of other artists’ work. Specifically, she shoots art in its context, after it leaves the studio, silently commenting on the way it’s lived with, exhibited, handled, stored, consigned, reproduced, repackaged, sidelined, or ignored. She will, for example, show us a brawny Jackson Pollock hanging in someone’s dining room, its visual habitat intruded upon (and its colors echoed) by a fussy porcelain soup tureen perched on a sideboard below it. Or she’ll photograph remarkable pieces in auction-house showrooms looking like chattel as they wait to be sold.” (http://nymag.com/arts/art/features/louise-lawler-2011-5/)
“Lawler’s well-known epigram, A Picture is No Substitute for Anything, which she titled a joint show with fellow artist Sherrie Levine, seems to fold Ivins’s two ideas into a single, enigmatic utterance. While a picture cannot possibly fill in for a person or for lived experience, it can convey a point of view, or a sensibility. For Lawler, a picture is not the event but how we understand the event and what connections we make. Her photographs communicate with a wonderfully specific, intelligent and attuned voice articulating humor and laughter, sorrow and moral indignation. This is Louise Lawler’s grammar.” James Welling (http://bombmagazine.org/article/2805/louise-lawler)
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