The Value of Laura Owens

The following is an excerpt from a thread at a site called BetaBlog.

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May 16, 2003
Laura Owens exhibition at MoCA LA [ exhibitions ]

i just saw the laura owens exhibition at MoCA. the pictures are beautiful, flat, graphic, airy, open, light, and occasionaly collaborative. many works are quite large and are (again) questioning the traditional concepts of painting. owens is the youngest artist (by many years) that MoCA has exhibited in such depth. MoCA's chief currator, Paul Schimmel, and art historian Thomas Lawson from calarts seems to defend this choice in thier catalog essays. as they well should.

more: artforum article, laura owens at moca

Posted by zak at May 16, 2003 10:34 PM


I think I'll pass on this one. :)

Posted by: :: jozjozjoz :: at May 17, 2003 01:54 AM


i'll have to agree with you on this one joz!

Posted by: erin at May 19, 2003 01:24 AM


shut up, both of you.

Posted by: emeril at July 22, 2003 11:42 AM


hi emeril - could you elaborate, or at least present an argument? these things are welcome here.

Posted by: zak at July 22, 2003 04:26 PM


no, emeril is right. both of you shut up. zak, i saw your site. it's stupid. ::jozjozjoz::, i saw your site too. it's stupid too.

Posted by: Cold Bacon at July 25, 2003 12:08 PM


oh wait, sorry zak, i didn't mean you. i meant erin was stupid. erin, i saw your email address, it's stupid. zak's site is fine. jozjoz's site is stupid. emeril is infallible.

Posted by: Cold Bacon at July 25, 2003 12:12 PM


do you guys have some sort of allegery which prevents you from talking about the work that triggered your comments?

Posted by: zak at July 25, 2003 12:28 PM


no. i don't think i have any such allegories? is it not apparent to you that none of us knows anything about laura owens?

Posted by: Cold Bacon at July 25, 2003 12:42 PM

Garside and Trotter.

"There are many different ways to understand an image, but for me it [the painting] has an almost Asian composition and I like the fact that the flower is flat and yet everything else is dimensional. I think it's elegant," said Georga Garside, senior, art major who attended the opening.

Trotter spoke highly of the painting as well.

"You are very aware of her hand, very conscious of the art. Her painting is so deliberate."

Garside and Trotter: The future of art criticism.

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