Drawing upon aspects of photography, sculpture, assemblage, and text, Lewis Koch calls attention to the often unremarked elements of everyday life. Over the past thirty-five years, his work has been shown in garages, on kiosks and billboards as well as in museums and galleries, with solo exhibitions in New York, London, Brussels, Seoul, Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles. His work is in permanent collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Maison Européenne de la Photographie-Paris, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago. As an artist-in-residence at Copenhagen’s Fotografisk Center in 2001, Koch created the web project Touchless Automatic Wonder, which became the basis for his 2009 book of ‘found text’ photographs by the same title. When Things Dream, the third installation in the artist’s Garage Trilogy, is shown on the web at www.afsnitp.dk as Garageography 3.0.7. His most recent works present a visual narrative that critiques the globalization of conflict and endless war.
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James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
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