Sandy Skoglund, Pink Sink, 1977, ink-jet print, 16 x 16".

Sandy Skoglund

Rule Gallery | Denver

Sandy Skoglund, Pink Sink, 1977, ink-jet print, 16 x 16".

Having attained international success in the 1980s and ’90s, Sandy Skoglund has flown under the radar in recent years. But “The Invented World,” a compact yet surprisingly comprehensive exhibition at the Rule Gallery (where she has shown since 1988), compellingly demonstrated how relevant the Connecticut-born artist’s imaginative, often startling installations and photographs can still be. Taking her cue from the exploding consumer culture of the 1960s and ’70s and inspiration from, among other elements of first-wave Pop, Claes Oldenburg’s The Store, 1961, Skoglund describes herself as a “post-Pop” artist, seeking beauty in the seemingly banal. This impulse was articulately channeled in the photographic still lifes that she placed on view at Rule—including Cookies on a Plate, 1978. To create this image, which transplants the modernist grid to the everyday sphere of the

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