Installation view of Wall Rockets, 2009
Photo by: Genevieve Hanson

Installation view of Wall Rockets, 2009
Photo by: Genevieve Hanson

Installation view of Wall Rockets, 2009
Photo by: Genevieve Hanson

Installation view of Wall Rockets, 2009
Photo by: Genevieve Hanson

Installation view of Wall Rockets, 2009
Photo by: Genevieve Hanson

Installation view of Wall Rockets, 2009
Photo by: Genevieve Hanson

Installation view of Wall Rockets, 2009
Photo by: Genevieve Hanson

Installation view of Wall Rockets, 2009
Photo by: Genevieve Hanson

Installation view of Wall Rockets, 2009
Photo by: Genevieve Hanson

Installation view of Wall Rockets, 2009
Photo by: Genevieve Hanson

WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha

Lisa Dennison

October 3 - April 18, 2009
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The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to announce our third exhibition, WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison. The title of the exhibition refers to a painting completed in 2000 by Ed Ruscha, arguably one of the most innovative artists in the past four decades. A group of international artists were selected, many of which contributed new works specifically for the exhibition.

Ruscha’s oeuvre consists of artist’s books, photography, printmaking, painting, and drawing (made in both conventional and unorthodox materials including gunpowder, blood, and chocolate). One of the first American artists to consider the role of consumerism in art and culture, Ruscha references the American landscape, Southern California in particular, as a reflection on the urban experience, and explores the complexities of language as a form of visual imagery. Ruscha’s artistic practice has directly or indirectly influenced and inspired many generations of artists and informs the viewer’s experience of each of the “wall rockets” in the show.

Featured Artists:

Amy Adler Robert Lazzarini
Noriko Ambe Graham Little
Kamrooz Aram Mads Lynnerup
Tonico Lemos Auad Marco Maggi
Conrad Bakker Florian Maier-Aichen
John Baldessari Robert Mapplethorpe
Jeremy Blake Christian Marclay
Mark Bradford McDermott & McGough
Delia Brown Jean Luc Moerman
 Jeff Burton Paul Morrison
Peter Cain Richard Patterson
Ingrid Calame Richard Pettibone
Peter Coffin Richard Phillips
George Condo Richard Prince
Will Cotton Alessandro Raho
Jennifer Dalton Charles Ray
Thomas Demand Ugo Rondinone
Amie Dicke Danna Ruscha
Iris van Dongen Ed Ruscha
Sante D’Orazio Eddie Ruscha
James Esber Tom Sachs
Dan Fischer Thomas Scheibitz
Tom Friedman Michael Scoggins
Barnaby Furnas Ken Solomon
Francesca Gabbiani Billy Sullivan
Kendell Geers Juergen Teller
Ewan Gibbs Yuken Teruya
Joe Goode Robert Therrien
Joseph Grigely & Amy Vogel Fred Tomaselli
Nir Hod Jim Torok
Jim Hodges Rosemarie Trockel
Dennis Hopper Keith Tyson
Roni Horn  Aya Uekawa
Barbara Kruger Julia Venske & Gregor Spanle
Cary Kwok Mark Wagner
Inez Van Lamsweerde Lawrence Weiner
Louise Lawler Terry Winters

Lisa Dennison is Chairman of Sotheby’s North and South America, responsible for international business development and client relationships.

From 1978 to 2007, Ms. Dennison was on the staff of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, most recently as Director of the Guggenheim Museum in New York and prior to that, as Deputy Director and Chief Curator of Foundation. During her tenure at the Museum, Ms. Dennison curated numerous exhibitions of Modern and contemporary art, many based on the Guggenheim’s renowned permanent collection She was also responsible for the exhibition program and collection development activities for the Guggenheim Museums in New York, Venice, Bilbao, Berlin, and Las Vegas.. Ms. Dennison is the author of more than 25 essays in catalogues that accompanied the exhibitions she organized for the Guggenheim and for major institutions around the world.

Ms. Dennison earned her B.A. from Wellesley College in art history and French in 1975, and received an M.A. in art history from Brown University in 1978. A Founding Member of the Creative Arts Advisory Board of Brown University, she also serves on the Board of Directors of the Byrd-Hoffman Foundation; the New York Committee of the Wellesley College Friends of Art; the International Advisory Board of the Louise T. Blouin Foundation; and is a member of Art Table and The Women’s Forum.