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The Evolution of Laura Owens at The Dallas Museum of Art

"Untitled," 1998, Laura Owens Acrylic on canvas, 66 x 72 in. (167.6 x 182.9 cm). Collection of the artist. Courtesy the artist / Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York and Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.
(© Laura Owens)

From abstract scenes to bumble bees, peculiar perspectives to daring colors, artist Laura Owens has included a wide variety of subjects, themes and styles into her impressive oeuvre. This summer the Dallas Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition of 60 works by Owens, until July 29, 2018. The museum’s Hoffman Galleries will display the artist’s unforgiving works in an exhibition that showcases the transformation of her practice over two decades but especially over the last few years.

Laura Owens, one of the most influential artists of her generation, is known for bold and experimental works that defy the traditional norms of figuration and abstraction. Her works are known for their effervescent character, that finds a connection with pop culture and technology. Owens' early canvases capsized many artistic traditions as she instead chose to include goofy personal allusions, doodles, and common craft materials into her work.

The show at the Dallas Museum of Art is the most comprehensive display of Owen’s work to date and features works from across her 20-year career. “The exhibition, which also includes a number of loans from local private collections, highlights the evolution of her art over the past few years, showing how the early work sets the stage for gripping new paintings and installations,” says the museum.

Laura Owens the recipient of several awards including the Robert De Niro Sr. Prize, 2015 and Guna S. Mundheim Visual Arts Fellow, American Academy in Berlin, 2007.

The exhibition will be on view from April 15, 2018, through August 12, 2018 at the  at Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA.

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Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.

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