Michelle Lopez — Blue Angels
Past: October 18 → November 24, 2012
Christophe Gaillard Gallery is pleased to present Blue Angels, the first solo exhibition by New York-based artist Michelle Lopez in Paris.
The exhibition is composed of a new series of (4) ten-foot tall, mirrored, aluminum forms, that continue the artist’s investigation of sculptural history and its breakdown. In this instance, Lopez looks to the legacy of Minimalism in order to examine the fascist quality of the monolith. Specifically large-scale and wall-based, Lopez’ Blue Angels reference both Chamberlain and McCracken. They each lean against the wall, having been manipulated to sag and endowed with a feather-like paper quality that negates the finish fetish. This body of work continues the artist’s trajectory examining notions of gravity, the spectator’s activation of the piece, and finally failure.
Michelle Lopez received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York and BA from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York. Lopez has had solo exhibitions at Simon Preston Gallery, LA><ART, Los Angeles; Deitch Projects, New York; Feature Inc., New York and Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy.
Opening Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 6 PM
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