WG.77
Shana Lutker, Paul, the Peacock, the Raven, and the Dove

October 9 - October 31

“Plates were thrown, glasses shattered, hair was pulled. Surrealists cried out, “Down with France!” “Long live Germany!”

Shana Lutker works with sculptural installations, text, performance, among other media. The exhibition "Paul, the Peacock, the Raven, and the Dove" is an installation drawn from a historical event happening at a Surrealists banquet in Paris, 1925 that literally ended up in a fistfight between the guests and “there are as many versions of this banquet as witnesses.“

Shana Lutker

Inspired by dream analysis, psychoanalytic practice, actual objects, and historical documents, Shana Lutker’s conceptual works explore the boundaries between the subjective and objective nature of reality. Working with a variety of media, including drawing, sculpture, performance and installation, Lutker reframes familiar objects and clichés, and addresses archetypical anxieties such as desperation, guilt, shame and loneliness. Disabling the frameworks and assumptions we rely on between reality, time and history, Lutker exposes the instability of knowledge, and resultant anxieties between the individual and civilization.

Shana Lutker was born in Northport, 1978, New York, and received her MFA from UCLA in 2005. She has exhibited widely throughout the U.S., and had exhibitions in Europe as well. Her work has been written about in the New York Times, Art Review, and Time Out New York. Lutker lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Other work by
Shana Lutker

Paul, the Peacock, the Raven and the Dove, 2015, WETTERLING GALLERY, INSTALLATION SHOTS
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
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2011
C- print. © Shana Lutker / ARS, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C- print. © Shana Lutker / ARS, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
C- print. © Shana Lutker / ARS, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Steel, wood. © Shana Lutker / ARS, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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2009
Ink on paper. © Shana Lutker / ARS, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Ink on paper. © Shana Lutker / ARS, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Ink on paper. © Shana Lutker / ARS, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Ink on paper. © Shana Lutker / ARS, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Mdf. © Shana Lutker / ARS, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Plastic. © Shana Lutker / ARS, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Forever will a blockgead be, 2009, Wetterling Gallery, Installation shot