London, 28 November 2012 - 28 February 2013
Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new work by the American artist Sherrie Levine. This body of work continues to develop the themes of reproduction, seriality and commodification, which have become the hallmarks of the artist’s practice over the past three decades. Levine has recurrently drawn on artistic antecedents to challenge the privileged status of originality which was established during the modernist era, positioning her as one of the most celebrated figures in the development of post-modernism. In this exhibition a series of twelve bronze mirrors lines the walls of the gallery, accompanied by twelve pink glass skulls displayed in vitrines. Levine refers to the ready-made by elevating a functional object of our daily routine, the mirror, to the status of artwork. Moreover, by beautifully crafting the mirror in luminous copper the artist transforms the mundane into the precious, raising the question of the commodification of...