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Tauba Auerbach

Born 1981 in San Francisco, California
Lives and works in New York, New York

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.

Read about the artist

"Artist's website":

"Women's Work":
--_T Magazine/The New York Times_ (February 2010)

"Filling in the Dots":
--_Art in America Online_ (October 2009)

"Art in Review: Tauba Auerbach":
--_The New York Times_ (September 2009)

"Chaos Theory":
--_The New Yorker_ (September 2009)

"Project Space: Tauba Auerbach":
--_ArtReview_ (August 2008)

"Review: Tauba Auerbach":
--_Artforum_ (May 2007; note: registration required)

"Art in Review: Tauba Auerbach":
--_The New York Times_ (October 2006)