Gallery Paule Anglim and Waldburger Wouters are pleased to announce a solo presentation with pioneering artist Lynn Hershman Leeson at Frieze New York 2015. The presentation has been selected for the new Spotlight section at Frieze NY, curated by Adriano Pedrosa.
Since the late 60s, conceptual artist Lynn Hershman Leeson has constantly pushed the boundaries of art, assiduously exploring new territories. Very early on, Hershman focused on issues later to become key subjects of contemporary art: Identity and construction of identity, the correlation of the real to the virtual world, the relationship between human beings and machines, surveillance of the individual, and questions of gender. Lynn Hershman Leeson is among the first and most influential of media artists. Over the past four decades she has put forth pioneering work in the fields of photography, video, film, performance, installation, interactive and net-based media art. Her works have been shown in over 200 large-scale exhibitions and constitute parts of important museum and private collections.
A full retrospective on Hershman Leeson’s oeuvre opened December 2014 at ZKM in Karlsruhe, the leading museum for New Media Art in Europe, and will travel to the Falckenberg Collection in Hamburg this summer 2015. In May of this year, a further museum solo show with Lynn Hershman Leeson will open at Modern Art Oxford.
At Frieze NY, Gallery Paule Anglim and Waldburger Wouters will showcase selected works from the 60s to the present, spanning various media from painting to net-based art. Lynn Hershman Leeson (born 1941, Cleveland, Ohio) has lived in San Francisco since the 60s. For over forty years, her work has been represented by Gallery Paule Anglim, an established focus for the Beat artists, the California Conceptual movement of the 60’s and 70’s, and a primary forum for San Francisco artists. Gallery Paule Anglim has championed important female artists for the West Coast: Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, Joan Mitchell, Carolee Schneemann, Carrie Mae Weems and Ann Hamilton. Waldburger Wouters, established in 2009 in Brussels, has since been advocating the art of Lynn Hershman Leeson in Europe. Waldburger Wouters has an interest in pioneering artists like Lynn Hershman Leeson, whose work shapes new and radical paths in art.
For further information about the presentation and the artist, please visit the gallery website at www.gallerypauleanglim.com or telephone 415.433.2710