Our thanks to Shane McAdams for his essays over the past two weeks, which toured us through the art at the University of Wisconsin’s Chazen Museum (with bonus view of Buffalo Hot Wings) and the hidden treasures of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s own American wing. Next up, we’re very pleased to host Los Angeles-based artist Lisa Anne Auerbach, who runs what she describes as “a modest publishing and propaganda empire out of a commune in downtown Los Angeles.” Auerbach also tells us that when she’s not on her bike, she’s “knitting inflammatory, slogan-adorned sweaters and banners, making photographs of overlooked landmarks, and putting small publications out into the big world.” Her sweaters, publications, and photographs have been shown in museums, galleries, cooperative bicycle repair shops, kunsthalls, and on vacant desert lots, among other venues.
Lisa’s recent solo exhibitions include “United We Stand” at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; “Torn Porn” at Gavlak Gallery, Palm Springs, FL; and “The Tract House: A Darwin Addition” at APS Museum & Philagrafika. Her book, Unicycle Shop, a documentation of the artwork of the same name, was published by Onestar Press in Paris and Charted Knitting Patterns for Sweaters That Talk Back was published by Printed Matter. She is the recipient of the 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and a 2007 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists. She is represented by Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Pomona College.