Claes Oldenburg / Elizabeth Murray

Editions in Two & Three Dimensions 1969 - 1995 / "The Lament Series" and "The Bounding Dog Series"
October 26, 1995December 22, 1995

Claes Oldenburg: Editions in Two and Three Dimensions 1969-1995" opens on October 26th at Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl. Claes Oldenburg traditionally has realized most all of his ideas first by drawing in notebooks, small and always on hand, then transforming many of these ideas further into larger scale. The presentation of Oldernburg's (two-dimensional) prints and related (three-dimensional) sculptire gives the viewer a chance to recognize the important role that this through process plays in his work.


Ten new editions by Elizabeth Murray are currently on view at Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl through December 22nd. The exuberantly drawn forms seen in these new works are typical of Murray's playful style. Bounding dogs, elongated dressed and oversized shows are familiar images: they are images that have appeared in previous works that remind the viewer of the artist's daily life with her husband and two children. And though they seem very different, the five prints from The Lament Series and the five from The Bounding Dog Series actually originate from the same initial drawing.