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Lucas Samaras : Me, Myself and…


Pace Gallery presents an exhibition of more than seventy new works by Lucas Samaras, marking the artist’s thirty-fifth solo exhibition atPace since joining the gallery in 1965. In his new body of work, Samaras appropriates and transforms imagery from his personal archive of family photos using commercial software, producing alternately haunting and humorous compositions that meditate on the role of mythology, mortality and fantasy in our inner lives. Samaras’s exhibition of recent photographic works will be presented alongside a selection of his pioneering sculptural objects from the 1960s and 1970s, as well as iconic works from later decades, and isaccompanied by a catalogue containing a new text by the artist. For more than six decades, Samaras has engaged in a provocative and influential investigation into the nature of selfhood. His newworks derive in large part from black-and-white family photographs dating from his childhood in Greece in the 1940s, during the time ofthe Greek Civil War, as well as from later decades of his life. Together, these personal photographs track Samaras’s own historyalongside the evolution of his protean body of work,...

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