Los Angeles

Anne Collier

Marc Foxx Gallery

The first work in Anne Collier’s third show of photographs at Marc Foxx, a color print entitled I Am Not Ashamed (all works 2004), perfectly encapsulates the artist’s oeuvre. Record albums are stacked against a wall, their tops aligned save one that has been pulled up and is pinned against the wall by the compression of its neighbors. This bears an illustration of a wall graffitied with the slogan that is the title of both Collier’s photo and the inspirational album it co-opts. The strange visible invisibility of On Kawara—offering a small utterance but little other direct expression or identfication of the artist—combines with the strategic recontextualization of John Baldessari; the fusion of the image is assertive and declarative yet comes from someone who seems to want to leave little trace. It is expressive, but the expression is someone else’s. In Songwriter, a plainly

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