Tauba Auerbach, ‘A Flexible Fabric of Inflexible Parts’, Burning in Water

About Tauba Auerbach

San Francisco-born, New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach has described her work as an attempt to reveal “new spectral and dimensional richness…both within and beyond the limits of perception.” Engaging a variety of media, ranging from painting and photography to book design and musical performance, Auerbach explores the limits of our structures and systems of logic (linguistic, mathematical, spatial) and the points at which they break down and open up onto new visual and poetic possibilities. In her acclaimed series of Fold paintings, first introduced in 2009, Auerbach presents powdery trompe l’oeil surfaces that register the traces of their former three-dimensionality. Painted with an industrial sprayer, the works draw attention to the physical properties of pigment imitating light.

Submitted by Paula Cooper Gallery

American, b. 1981, San Francisco, California, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

London, United Kingdom,
The New Ambidextrous Universe
Wiels Contemporary Art Center, 
Brussels, Belgium,
Oslo, Norway,
A comb, A grating, A wave, A particle, A solid, A field, A mirror, A sundial, A slice, A charge, A hole, A ghost
New Canaan, CT, United States,
Night (1947-2015)
New York, NY, United States,
Oslo, Norway,
The W Axis
Western Bridge, 
Seattle, WA, United States,
New Year
Deitch Projects, 
New York, NY, United States,
Here and Now/And Nowhere
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