Sunday, December 5, 2010

2008 - "Giant Girl Reclines on Houston Street"

NY Times article about "The Outsiders" show put on by Lazarides, a London gallery, and located in a gutted former restaurant supply store right on Houston and Bowery (now a fancy restaurant).  Artist JR pasted the figure of a reclining woman onto the outside of the building, which we learned"According to the artist, the current image is of a pregnant 16-year-old girl about to give birth in the streets of Monrovia, Liberia, and it is part of a series that focuses on violence to women in war-torn Africa."

I remember the show was supposed to "shake things up" but to me it felt a bit weird,  limiting, as the work had to fit all in one space.  The more traditional work fit with the space, like Conor Harrignton's paintings, but I suppose nonetheless an interesting experiment.

  (Photo: Ian Cox/Lazarides Gallery)

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