Sprüth Magers is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by the late Gretchen Bender, an artist who in the 1980s gained renown as a key observer of the effects of capitalist society and mass media on the human experience. Closely aligned with the appropriation strategies of the artists of the Pictures Generation, her emphasis on film and television as her source material ensured she was also an integral part of the video art movement.
The show will present a number of her TV Text Image works, utilizing live television feeds across multiple monitors across two floors of the gallery, as well as unseen archival material. Simultaneously entertaining and critical, Bender’s work foreshadows many of today’s immersive, virtual installations.
Gretchen Bender press release