Bruce Nauman – Pay Attention

More than three decades of multiples from Bruce Nauman are on view at James Kelly Contemporary in Santa Fe.

Bruce Nauman - Normal Desires - 1973
Bruce Nauman, Normal Desires, lithograph, 1973.

Four types of printing techniques are on display. The lithographs and serigraphs were utilized to reproduce some of the wordplay found in Nauman’s neon work while drypoint and etching approaches were used to execute his drawings for sculpture.

Bruce Nauman - Untitled (Ring) - 1986
Bruce Nauman, Untitled (Ring), cast iron with grit blast surface, 1986.

Two sculptures and a video are also included in “Pay Attention”. The artist has resided in New Mexico since the 1980’s, it is good to see him giving the locals a broad view of his work.

Bruce Nauman - Setting a Good Corner (Allegory & Metaphor) - 1999
Bruce Nauman, Setting a Good Corner (Allegory & Metaphor), still from video, 1999.

Bruce Nauman
Pay Attention: Prints and Multiples 1971-2007
31 July – 12 September 2009
James Kelly Contemporary
Santa Fe, New Mexico



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Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.



2 Responses to Bruce Nauman – Pay Attention

  1. Andrew (16 Miles) says:

    This looks so great, thanks. For people in New York, “Setting a Good Corner” is at Marianne Boesky through August 14 as part of a group show called Your Gold Teeth II, curated by Todd Levin. Fun stuff.

    • l00k says:

      Thanks for the info, Andrew. I’ll be in NY soon, hopefully there will be time to take in “Your Gold Teeth II”.

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