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Austerity Plans: Corrugated

Drawings by David Lefkowitz

Opening Reception:

Saturday April 5, 2014-6-9PM

Show Runs:

April 5 - May 18

Austerity Plans, is a survey of David Lefkowitz’s decade long exploration of creating watercolor drawings on corrugated cardboard. The monumental architectural structures intricately rendered on sections of cardboard reveal themselves to be constructed with the same material. Stacked cardboard boxes are the infrastructure of these buildings, creating a complex conversation of disposable versus permanent.

This body of work reflects Lefkowitz’s ongoing interest in contradictory ideologies: “the relation between object and image, the real and the ideal, earnestness and parody. They also reflect more immediate material concerns about our culture’s cavalier attitudes about resource use”. Austerity Plans creates a visual document about how to “make more out of less- the work asserts the potential complexity latent in the most modest of materials, in this case cardboard boxes. “ Lefkowitz adds value to discarded material at the same time that he poses questions about the nature of value.

David Lefkowitz is an Associate Professor of Art at Carleton College and lives and works in Northfield, Minnesota. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and his work is represented in several collections, including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Langen Foundation in Neuss, Germany, and the Perez Art Museum Miami.

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