Lisa Oppenheim: At the Lace Shop and Other Light Drawings
1010 North Highland Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038
Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Ends Jun 22, 2024
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is pleased to present At the Lace Shop and Other Light Drawings, an exhibition of new work by Lisa Oppenheim, on view in Los Angeles from May 11 through June 22, 2024. This is the artist’s fifth solo show at the gallery and second in Los Angeles. At a time when considerable attention is being given to repatriation and restitution of cultural objects, Oppenheim turns her critical eye to artworks stolen by various arms of the Nazi regime from Jewish collections. Specifically, she looks at artworks and objects whose whereabouts remain unknown or are known to have been destroyed. These absences allow her to think through particular histories and materials to produce artworks that are constitutive of both. For this exhibition, Oppenheim presents a new series of Jacquard woven textiles that expand upon her previous investigations of the relationship between lace and textile production with the advent of photographic technologies.