Fraenkel Gallery and Luhring Augustine are pleased to present the work of Lee Friedlander and Christopher Wool at the Art Dealers Association of America’s annual Art Show, on view at the Park Avenue Armory February 27 – March 1. The double booth will mark Luhring Augustine’s first exhibition of Lee Friedlander’s photographs since the gallery began co-representing the artist’s work with Fraenkel Gallery in 2019.
Lee Friedlander is among a post-war generation of artists whose personal take on documentary photography changed the medium, and for which the term “social landscape” was coined. His deadpan, visually complex exploration of the way the camera captures the world chronicles contemporary social history, documenting subjects including busy urban settings, rural and natural landscapes, and his family and himself, among others. Friedlander’s photographs presented at The Art Show include iconic images from the 1960s and 1970s as well as a selection of more recent work from the series Signs, Western Landscapes, and The Desert Seen.
Christopher Wool’s work is distinguished by a restrained compositional approach, a gestural style, and an affinity for adapting existing forms, notably the use of his own previous creative output as the material for new, autonomous artworks. Printmaking has played a central role throughout his practice, both directly and in combination with other mediums, and as is manifest in his paintings and sculptures, Wool’s prints demonstrate his interest in combining traditional, mechanical, and digital techniques. The selection of works presented at The Art Show include an important early Untitled portfolio from 1990, several recent etchings, and his monumental Untitled (Billboard Graz), (1992/2019).
For information about Lee Friedlander, please contact Lauren Wittels at Luhring Augustine firstname.lastname@example.org / 212.206.9100.
For information about Christopher Wool, please contact Donald Johnson Montenegro at Luhring Augustine email@example.com / 212.206.9100.
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