Lehmann Maupin, New York is hosting a group exhibition of works titled “American Landscape.” The show runs through May 2018.
The exhibition features a variety of mediums such as sculpture, photography, painting, and installation. Each artist engages in their own manner with the genres to expand our perception of what we understand as landscape. The show also highlights how the story of the United States is narrated through the artworks on display. The use of found material from Harlem, including shoes and a neon liquor store sign is what artist Nari Ward uses to create her art. It is a representation of urban American life through its physical ephemera. Catherine Opie depicts suburban America through her photographs of Los Angeles. The artist’s end-of-the-century photographs of rural America also capture the American way of life. Through the use of charcoal to create a massive, charred map installation, Teresita Fernández, suggests an American history that has been left untold. Tim Rollins & K.O.S. illustrate origins of the American narrative through literature that looks back at a troubled past.
The exhibition brings together these artists who in unison highlight the complex political and social reality of the American landscape. This narrative has been marked by long-standing violence, discrimination, and urbanization. It offers an alternate understanding of the concept of landscape through examining countless histories and realities that are mostly marginalized.
“American Landscape” runs through May 5, 2018 at Lehmann Maupin, 536 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011.
For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/lehmann-maupin/overview