Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14, 2011
L&M Arts, Los Angeles is honored to present recent work by Barbara Kruger. This is the artist’s first
exhibition in her hometown since her solo presentation at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los
Angeles in 1999.
The East Gallery will feature the multi-channel video installation The Globe Shrinks, 2010. This work
continues Kruger’s engagement with the kindness and brutality of the everyday, the collision of
declaration and doubt, the duet of pictures and words, the resonance of direct address, and the
unspoken in every conversation.
In the West Gallery, the artist will create a room “wrap” that visualizes and spacializes her ideas
around money, power and desire.
On the exterior of the gallery, Kruger will also create a projection using two recent works, You Want
it and In Violence, combining images and text that address wanting and needing, winning and losing.
Barbara Kruger lives and works in Los Angeles and New York, and teaches at the University of
California, Los Angeles. Solo shows include the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Kunsthalle
Basel, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, the Serpentine Gallery, the
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and
the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. She was awarded The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the
51st Venice Biennale in 2005.
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