Site131 presents Lee Lozano: Dropout opening reception
As a preview to the Dallas Art Fair, Site131 opens Dropout. Guest-curated by Photios Giovanis, owner-curator of New York gallery Callicoon Fine Arts, the exhibition brings to Dallas this longtime colleague of Site131’s co-founders Joan & Seth Davidow.
Dropout is triggered by the life and work of the idiosyncratic artist Lee Lozano. After a short but major career (Artforum, September 2006), Lozano unexpectedly disavowed the art world. She left New York in 1988, relocating to her parents’ home in Dallas, where she died at 68 in 1999. Two important solo exhibitions - PS 1 in 2004 and an international traveling retrospective in 2006 highlighted Lozano’s dramatically fast career. Surprisingly, Lozano’s work did not appear in Dallas: this exhibition brings the scholarly famous artist into her Dallas art environs for the first time ever.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit runs through June 4.