Bruce Conner in the 1970s
November 7 – December 19, 2009
One of America’s greatest multi-media artists, Bruce Conner, died last year in his home in San Francisco. He had first moved there in 1957 and it was there that he created his influential film work A MOVIE in 1958 (Collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC); it was there that he made many of his great found object assemblages (such as his notorious CHILD assemblage of 1959), and it was there that he spent the decade of the 1970s. This period found Conner in both constant flux and enormous creativity.
The Michael Kohn Gallery is honored to present an exhibition of this great artist’s works, “Bruce Conner from the 1970s.” This show has been organized with a keen curatorial edge, crisply defining an elusive yet important period of Conner’s work when he produced some of his most important historical works on paper, conceptual works of art, paintings, photographs, lithographs and films.