new-york

Lee Lozano

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

Whenever one comes across Lee Lozano’s work (and the opportunities are few and far between), it’s immediately apparent that this artist is an important “missing link” within the complex overlays and undercurrents of the many art practices and attitudes that flourished in New York in the ’60s. As is evident in this valuable exhibition that brings together rarely seen paintings, drawings, and text pieces from 1961 to 1971, Lozano epitomizes the artist as hybrid: Working in the soup of Conceptual, Minimal, Pop, and feminist practices that simmered at the time, she belongs everywhere and nowhere at once.

Lozano’s reappearance could be propelled alone by her rigorously austere paintings like the “Wave Series,” 1967–70. Outstanding for their restraint and lyricism, the artist’s cerebral abstractions are composed of floating and intersecting geometric planes articulated by carefully controlled

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