Laurel Lueders: Rebellion of Systems
December 6, 2013–January 26, 2014
Laurel Lueders, The Luxury of Failure, Archival pigment print, 2012
The Rebellion of Systems
is a series of new photographs by Laurel Lueders that use the camera as its own means of abstraction. Lueders relies on the mechanism of the camera, exaggerating and manipulating its settings, to convey a sense of place without inherent structure or fixed narrative. The abstract images reference architectural environments, unrecognizable to specific location or time, but undeniably suggestive of human presence. The hazy wash of the images create the feeling of déjà vu, the experience of waking from a dream, or the attempt to recall a memory not fully formed. Playing with photography’s relationship to documentation, Lueders suggests that all images are newer versions of previous incarnations, and that apparent beneath the surface is a larger history waiting to be unearthed.
Laurel Lueders is an artist and educator living and working in Madison, Wisconsin and New York City. She received her MS in Design Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002, and her MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts, New York City in 2010.