Members: Member Preview: Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld

11 am | Thu, August 17, 2017
Art of the Americas Building

Members see it first. Members see it free. 

Sarah Charlesworth (1947–2013) was a highly influential artist whose work examined the role that photographic images play in contemporary culture. She aligned closely with a group of New York-based artists in the 1980s known as the Pictures Generation, which included Jack Goldstein, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, and Laurie Simmons, among others. 

The exhibition title, Doubleworld, is taken from a 1995 photograph of the same name, which presents two 19th-century stereoscopic viewing devices, each holding a stereophotograph of two women standing side by side. At play is the artist’s interest in the way viewing is mechanically shaped as well as the theme of doubling, which presented itself throughout Charlesworth’s career as she continued to revisit iconography and objects, often with sly variations. 

Please note: there are two additional Member Previews for this exhibition (August 18–19). 

This exhibition is included in general admission, which is always free for members. 

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Image: Sarah Charlesworth, Half Bowl, 2012, courtesy the Estate of Sarah Charlesworth and Maccarone New York/Los Angeles, © 2017 Estate of Sarah Charlesworth

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