Lee Lozano and Tools

Hauser & Wirth is currently showing Lee Lozano’s Tools.  There is a slideshow of 24 images on their website. The exhibition ends Febuary 19, and according to the gallery press release-

On January 12, 2011, Hauser & Wirth New York will open the first exhibition ever organized to focus exclusively upon one of the pivotal passages of Lozano’s journey. ‘Lee Lozano Tools’ will bring together a group of important works from 1963 and 1964, paintings and drawings of everyday hardware – exaggerated hammers, razor blades, screwdrivers, and wrenches so anthropomorphized that they appear to be objects in sexualized motion.

Lee Lozano’s turbulent tool paintings and drawings can be understood as critiques of both sexual and art world decorum at a moment when the feminist movement had yet to coalesce and actively question either.

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