“3 Rooms — Shana Lutker, David Kennedy Cutler, Sara Greenberger Rafferty”
D’Amelio Terras, New York
February 9 – March 15, 2008
D’Amelio Terras is pleased to present three rooms, a sequel exhibition featuring three conceptually-based, emerging artists — Shana Lutker, David Kennedy Cutler, and Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Los Angeles-based artist Shana Lutker questions the way history is recorded, calling attention to the blurred line between the subjective and the objective. Reflecting her interest in Sigmund Freud’s writings on dream analysis and civilization, Lutker will present sculptures and photographs that explore the problems inherent in the documentation of civilization. Lutker plays with notions of scale, representation, and display as she investigates psychological and subjective associations between objects. Appearing industrial and alienated, Lutker’s sculpture of a large grey clock points to the dreary reality that the measurement of time is the foundation of modern industrial civilization. In Lutker’s photographs, by eliminating contextual information, subjects appear detached, surreal, and dream-like. Placed in front of a bleached, white background, a National Geographic magazine appears as an isolated object analogous to the figure on its cover—a boy hunting in the water with a dead white bird fastened to his head as a decoy. Lutker’s works read as incomplete, unfulfilling archetypes.
Shana Lutker received her MFA from UCLA in 2005. Her solo exhibition, “Combined Faulty Acts,” curated by Jeffrey Uslip, is currently on view in the Project Room at Artists Space, New York. In 2007, Lutker was featured in “Passengers,” curated by Jens Hoffmann at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. She has exhibited at the 2006 California Biennial at The Orange County Museum of Art, Room Gallery at the University of California at Irvine, Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm, Sweeney Gallery at UC Riverside, Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Harris Lieberman Gallery, ART2102 in Los Angeles, and Kunstverhein Langenhagen in Germany.