Shana Lutker, 'Paul, Paul, Paul, and Paul,' 2015, installation view.ROBERT WEDEMEYER

Shana Lutker, ‘Paul, Paul, Paul, and Paul,’ 2015, installation view.


Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.

Today’s show: “Shana Lutker: Paul, Paul, Paul, and Paul” is currently on view at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in Culver City, California until Saturday, August 22. The exhibition is Lutker’s fourth chapter in her ongoing research-heavy exploration of the many fistfights that occurred during the height of Surrealism—those between the Surrealists and those fought by the Surrealists against their art-world “adversaries.” The fight shown here involves a dinner party meant to honor Symbolist poet Saint-Pol-Roux. The Surrealists, according to the artist statement, clashed with these anti-Surrealist art patrons in what turned into an all out brawl; the work on view, with its scattered plates and upturned tables, is meant to mirror the aftermath of this incident.