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MoMA PS1 presents Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt. Tender Love Among the Junk

Submitted by on December 3, 2012 – 10:30 am

MoMA PS1 presents Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt. Tender Love Among the Junk, an exhibition on view November 18, 2012—April 1, 2013.

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt’s mixed-media constructions, collages, and installations are marked by a trashy opulence concocted from household items and dollar stores. Mimicking Byzantine decoration with cellophane, aluminum foil, tinsel and glitter, Lanigan-Schmidt (American, b. 1948) pioneered a maximalist aesthetic in the late 1960s that explored gay sexuality, class struggle, and religion. Mingling high with low, and sacred with profane, Lanigan-Schmidt bucked the reductive tastes of conceptualism and minimalism that dominated his youth, creating a radically decorative practice that, despite its influence, has never been properly assimilated into the history of American art.

rganized by Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA PS1, with Jocelyn Miller, Curatorial Assistant. – http://momaps1.org

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