Tauba Auerbach’s elegant, methodical compositions deconstruct the conventional ways visual and perceptual information is conveyed. To produce the paintings on view in 2010, Auerbach manipulates large pieces of raw canvas into various configurations through folding or rolling. She then lays the canvas out flat and paints its surface with an industrial spray gun aimed at different angles to achieve a trompe l’oeil effect. By creating an object in which two supposedly discrete states—flatness and three dimensionality—are merged, Auerbach confronts the limitations between these states, revealing an ambiguity that is often overlooked.
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The talented Tauba Auerbach shows off at MoMA next to John Lennon and William S. Burroughs.