Lawrence Weiner has something new to say
If you love letterforms and especially love to find them in unexpected places, then you already love Lawrence Weiner. One of the first to introduce typography to the world of fine art, Weiner became a major figure in the conceptual scene in the late 60s when he released his “Declaration of Intent” in response to Sol LeWitt’s “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art.” Weiner stated simply that as far as his art goes, he may construct them or someone else must be able to construct them or they need not be constructed at all, existing as text-only recipes for artworks that live in the mind’s eye.
I can’t think of a better example of an artist who takes his work seriously while the work itself is playful.
His latest show “Placed On the Tip of a Wave” opens at Regen Projects in Los Angeles July 11 and runs until August 15.