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Hotel Room, 2005, series of five duotone prints, each print is 12 1/2" x 16", installation dimension varies, numbered, signed, and dated on reverse;
ed. of 15
Amy Adler's artwork examines notions of authorship by exploring the relationships between artist, subject, and viewer. She has selected a suite of five self-portraits as the subject of her LACE edition. Using her inventive method of art making, Adler shows how the hand of the artist can be used to manipulate the image and our interpretation of it.
For this project, she has selected photographs from her personal collection as the initial source to make each drawing. She proceeds to create the next iteration of the work by shifting the image to a new method of production, in this case as series of duotone prints. Since the viewer never sees the original images, the finished work is simultaneously shaped by the artistÍs hand, and by the various methods of reproduction. What results is a striking series of images constructed by a blend of documentation and fabrication of reality.
Adler is represented by ACME in Los Angeles. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and The Hammer Museum. She has also had solo exhibitions at the Photographer's Gallery in London, Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo and Massimo De Carlo Gallery in Milan. Adler's work was selected for the Kwangju Biennale in Korea in 2000 and was included in The Americans at the Barbican Gallery in London and Form Follows Fiction at the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy. Adler has previously worked with LACE in 1999, presenting an exhibition entitled, Amy Adler Curates Joni Mitchell.