Lisa Anne Auerbach, Jackson/Clay 1832 Campaign Sweater, 2008. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Karl Wolfgang.

Lisa Anne Auerbach

 

EXHIBITION: SEPTEMBER 30 – NOVEMBER 30, 2008

 

Art Matters!
Conversation between artist Lisa Anne Auerbach and
AAM Director and Chief Curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

 

Lisa Anne Auerbach's interdisciplinary practice-at times taking the form of publications, photographs, postcards, events, and, more often than not, knitting-encourages us to

re-imagine our relationship with the world. Often combining wry humor with a biting critique of the complacency and routine of modern life, Auerbach's work inserts itself into the visual and social fabric of the communities that she engages.

For her project at the Aspen Art Museum, Auerbach will be creating a number of knit sweaters that address the language associated with political campaigns and slogans. Intended to empower people to actively participate in the upcoming presidential election, this non-partisan project will include sweaters installed at the museum, in various shop windows around downtown Aspen, and worn by members of the community.

Lisa Anne Auerbach currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Her publications and knitted works were recently the subject of a solo show titled If Nothing Changes, It Changes Nothing at Printed Matter in New York City. Gavlak, West Palm Beach, presented a solo exhibition at Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2007 of Auerbach's project Along the Dixie Highway, in which she traversed Dixie Highway throughout the state of Florida photographing physically small, freestanding businesses. The installation included a large knitted map detailing her journey. Auerbach will have a solo exhibition at the University of Michigan Art Museum in the summer of 2009. Most recently, she has been included in exhibitions at the Baltimore Contemporary Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and will be included in the March 2009 exhibition Nine Lives: Visionary Artists in Los Angeles, curated by Ali Subotnick, at the Hammer Museum. Lisa Anne Auerbach is represented by Gavlak, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Lisa Anne Auerbach's Aspen Art Museum exhibition is organized by the Aspen Art Museum and funded in part by the AAM National Council. AAM Art Talks are part of the Questrom Lecture Series.