The Gallery: Geraldine Lau

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Information Retrieval IR 88 (Shea Stadium), installation at Queens Museum, NYC, 2004

Introducing Geraldine Lau. I first saw Geraldine’s work at the New Museum in January 2002. I loved how her free-form pieces were applied directly onto the museum walls: lyrical map-like drawings made completely of colored tape and adhesive vinyl.

I’ve tracked her down, and her work has continued in this vein -- artistically investigating spaces that societies have created and mapping how these have developed over time.

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Information Retrieval IR 118, installation at Wave Hill Gallery, Riverdale.

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"Information Retrieval # 67", 2002 vinyl on paper

Geraldine works from maps (both current and historical) and combines these with her own drawings & tracings, scanning this material into digital files that are used to generate laser-cut vinyl shapes in many colors and sizes… which then form the art piece, applied directly to the wall.

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Information Retrieval IR 111, installation at SVA Galleries, NYC

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Information Retrieval IR 104, installation at Center for the Arts, Troy, Albany.

In the artists words, “The materials that make up the cartographic structures are common bonding and signage elements: tapes, vinyls and adhesives. It is an ongoing tribute to the delicate balance in urban landscapes and the glue that makes different neighborhoods coexist and adhere on a social level.

She has also used a similar process to make small drawings on vellum and more recently a collection of prints published by the Lower East Side Print Shop.

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Information Retrieval #80 (Vienna Bound).2003. Screenprint, 25" x 37".

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Information Retrieval #79 (Buttermilk Channel).2003. Screenprint, 25.25" x 37.25"

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Information Retrieval #81 (Eastward).2003 Screenprint, 25" x 37"

These prints are available for sale directly through the Lower East Side Print Shop . Buying prints is a terrific way to begin collecting work by noteworthy artists, as prices are more affordable. Take a look at the range of work for sale at this press.

Please direct any questions or inquiries about the work to the artist directly at glomos@gmail.com.

- Amy Chase

(not maxwell)

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