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Ephemeral Sculpture IV, 2015

Archival pigment print
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
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Catherine Wagner works with elements of contemporary society and transforms …

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Catherine Wagner works with elements of contemporary society and transforms them into conceptual photographs that investigate culture. She has received many major awards, including the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, among others. Her work is …

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Courtesy of the artist, Gallery Luisotti, and Anglim Gilbert Gallery
Catherine Wagner
American , b. 1953
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Catherine Wagner’s photographs investigate the relationship between various systems of knowledge and the institutional environments that house them. She has explored the art museum, the laboratory, retail spaces, the home, and the amusement park—each as spaces with a series of instruments and encoded practices that structure identity. Wagner revels in visually mapping typologies onto one another and arranging inanimate objects to suggest the human form. “Throughout my practice I've been interested in ways of seeing, feeling, and learning about larger issues that are made possible through more abstract or oblique methods,” she says. “The images in this series are at once very literal, but open up a conversation well beyond their specificity.” Wagner has also created public site-specific installations out of her photographs, projecting her interrogation of structure onto a larger scale.

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About the work
Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction

Special auction print

Catherine Wagner works with elements of contemporary society and transforms …

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Special auction print

Catherine Wagner works with elements of contemporary society and transforms them into conceptual photographs that investigate culture. She has received many major awards, including the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, among others. Her work is …

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Image rights
Courtesy of the artist, Gallery Luisotti, and Anglim Gilbert Gallery
Catherine Wagner
American , b. 1953
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Catherine Wagner’s photographs investigate the relationship between various systems of knowledge and the institutional environments that house them. She has explored the art museum, the laboratory, retail spaces, the home, and the amusement park—each as spaces with a series of instruments and encoded practices that structure identity. Wagner revels in visually mapping typologies onto one another and arranging inanimate objects to suggest the human form. “Throughout my practice I've been interested in ways of seeing, feeling, and learning about larger issues that are made possible through more abstract or oblique methods,” she says. “The images in this series are at once very literal, but open up a conversation well beyond their specificity.” Wagner has also created public site-specific installations out of her photographs, projecting her interrogation of structure onto a larger scale.

Ephemeral Sculpture IV, 2015

Archival pigment print
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
Bidding closed
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