Laband Art Gallery

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA



Margaret Lazzari, Embodied States, A Survey of Work: 1988-2000


"Margaret Lazzari, Embodied States, A Survey of Work: 1988-2000" will open March 9, 2001 at the Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University and run through April 14, 2001. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, March 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. The public is invited.

The exhibition surveys 12 years of drawings and paintings by the Southern California artist beginning in the late 1980s when she arrived in Los Angeles to teach at USC (where she is currently associate professor of art) to the present. The exhibition was organized by the Riverside Art Museum where it was shown in the Fall of 2000, and was curated by Gordon Fuglie, director of LMU's Laband Art Gallery, and the artist. (left: Personification of Time, from the Re-Invention of Beauty Series, 1983, mixed media on paper)

Embodied States is accompanied by a full-color catalogue with an essay by Fuglie. Most of the 40 works in the exhibition are drawn and painted in a monumental scale with a color sensibility that evokes Venetian Renaissance art.

According to Fuglie, "since the late 1980's Margaret Lazzari has firmly anchored her drawing and painting in a monumental graphic mode that probes the meaning of existence through her visualization of the plight of the human form. Whether her focus is personal or social, she poses her figures in situations across a spectrum of concerns, examining gender roles, sexuality, historical standards of beauty, American business culture, violence, and, above all, the sensual joy and transformational nature of life." (left: Forgive Us, from the CEO Series, 1989, mixed media on paper)

Embodied States was made possible in part by a gift from the Dye Family Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Leon and Molly Lyon Fine Art Faculty Research Fund, University of Southern California.

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