Margaret Lee and Michele Abeles

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Michele Abeles—a visual artist whose photo-based practice investigates landscapes, portraits, and staged tableaux—is a frequent collaborator of curator Margaret Lee, who is also an artist in her own right. Abeles is perhaps best known for her photo-collages, in which she juxtaposes images of common objects (fabrics, newspapers, dishes) with nude males; Lee is well known in the New York art world for running two progressive art spaces in downtown Manhattan (179 Canal and 47 Canal). For their recent “White Room” collaboration, Lee organized an exhibition of works by Abeles and filled the gallery space with realistic castings of potatoes—an intervention that blurred the line between curator and participating artist.

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Michele Abeles—a visual artist whose photo-based practice investigates landscapes, portraits, and staged tableaux—is a frequent collaborator of curator Margaret Lee, who is also an artist in her own right. Abeles is perhaps best known for her photo-collages, in which she juxtaposes images of common objects (fabrics, newspapers, dishes) with nude males; Lee is well known in the New York art world for running two progressive art spaces in downtown Manhattan (179 Canal and 47 Canal). For their recent “White Room” collaboration, Lee organized an exhibition of works by Abeles and filled the gallery space with realistic castings of potatoes—an intervention that blurred the line between curator and participating artist.

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Included in a major biennial
Biennale de Lyon