Michelle Lopez

American, b. 1970

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Michelle Lopez

American, b. 1970

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Brooklyn-based sculptor Michelle Lopez reinterprets and reclaims the visual language of minimalism in work that is imbued with social and political commentary. In “Blue Angels,” a series of massive crumpled mirrored-aluminum rectangles, she deflates the pomp and circumstance of the Navy’s famous flight demonstration squad while also undercutting the rigid, hyper-masculinity of work by John McCracken and other “finish fetish” artists. Other works hint at the aftermath of some unseen act of violence, such as Smoke Cloud, an installation of pieces of silver nitrate–covered architectural glass exposed to light so as to resemble bursts of smoke suspended in air.

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Biography

Brooklyn-based sculptor Michelle Lopez reinterprets and reclaims the visual language of minimalism in work that is imbued with social and political commentary. In “Blue Angels,” a series of massive crumpled mirrored-aluminum rectangles, she deflates the pomp and circumstance of the Navy’s famous flight demonstration squad while also undercutting the rigid, hyper-masculinity of work by John McCracken and other “finish fetish” artists. Other works hint at the aftermath of some unseen act of violence, such as Smoke Cloud, an installation of pieces of silver nitrate–covered architectural glass exposed to light so as to resemble bursts of smoke suspended in air.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Greater New York