Check out this great interview in Art Journal with Suzanne Lacy and Andrea Bowers!
Read excerpts below for their insights into the motivation for and nature of their collaborations:
Lacy: “For both of us, it takes a bit of courage to work together. Andrea did not need me for her exhibition, and our work strategies are very different. Our connection grew out of her spirit of curiosity about women of my generation, and those who came a bit before, and her genuine commitment to activism”
Bowers: “I needed to create an alternative model for myself, I knew all these amazing women artists were in Los Angeles- and I was scared to death, but I wanted to learn from them, and I wanted to create an alternative model of mentorship that was familiar rather than dysfunctional.”
Lacy: “To look underneath the form of the work, to ask meaningful questions about feminist values across generations – this is where Andrea and I come together”
Read more HERE.
Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy: Drawing Lessons is a nine-day installation at The Drawing Center in which artist Andrea Bowers will attempt to rectify this essential artistic illiteracy in Lacy’s oeuvre. Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy: Drawing Lessons will consist of drawing lessons provided by Bowers over the course of nine days as a platform for conversations; resultant drawings; video projection; and the installation of the lesson environment—lights, platform, drawing easels, etc.
Image: Andrea Bowers, Educate, Agitate, Organize, channel letter signs, low voltage LED lights, plexiglass, aluminum, ea, sign 27 X 66 1/2 X 5 in, 2010.