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Thomas Lawson New World at Participant

James Kalm is performing urban recon when he discovers New World an exhibition by one of the outspoken advocates of the Pictures Generation, Thomas Lawson. These recent paintings demonstrate the distance Lawsons practice has progressed from the norms of the early 1980s. Depicting figures in modern dress, and presenting an image referring to contemporary Youth Culture, this series was nevertheless inspired by the 18th Century fresco The New World by Tiepolo, and displays a strong foundation in art history, an ironic return full circle from the a-historical crisis of the Pictures Generation. Includes excerpts from a discussion with Gerard Hemsworth and Rachel Baum.
Length: 10:01


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