Amy Sillman

 Photo: eSeL.at

Photo: eSeL.at

Why do you use paintings in your performances?

 Photo: Marco Anelli, © 2012

Photo: Marco Anelli, © 2012

What do you teach young artists?

 Untitled, 2013 Flashe, acrylic, and oil on linen 349 x 305 cm

Untitled, 2013
Flashe, acrylic, and oil on linen
349 x 305 cm

Known as much for her clever plunder of painting’s conventions as for her bumptious mix of high and low cultural references, Los-Angeles painter Laura Owens has by now long outpaced the early trivializations of her work as light-hearted California-girl pictures. In her recent work, Owens gives painting’s gestures her most serious overhaul to date.