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Tauba Auerbach
How To Spell The Alphabet

@ New Image on 1005 N Fairfax

April 9, 2005 - May 7, 2005


Tauba Auerbach

Tauba Auerbach

Tauba Auerbach

Tauba Auerbach

Tauba Auerbach

Tauba Auerbach’s work deals with the shortcomings and possibilities of language. Her work approaches language as a technology, a system of symbols by which the internal complexities of a person’s mind, body and general self are converted into an external, transmittable form. Implied in her work is the notion that this conversion process is inexact. Her focus on language is a focus on the space between individuals, the gap they attempt to cross to meet one another intellectually and emotionally, and the nature of the tools they use to do so. Her analysis includes a substantive examination of words, and a deep formal meditation on individual letters. “I feel as though I know each letter intimately—its shortcomings and its tendencies. I feel close to them.” Overall, her work attempts to present a more complicated and flexible version of reality than language customarily allows.
In her first ever solo show, Auerbach’s musings on language and letters will take the form of large-scale, ink on paper drawings, as well as a chandelier and wall painting in the gallery’s smaller project space.
Twenty-three year old Auerbach lives in San Francisco and works as a sign painter. While she is a native to the Bay Area, her work represents a break from the Mission School with its sparse precision and a clean, Zen-like quality that sets her apart from the rest.

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Marsea Goldberg, Director New Image Art Phone/fax 323 654 2192 or 310 828-4749


Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 1pm - 6pm or by appointmentlocated at

7908 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046

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New Image Art Gallery
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. , West Hollywood, CA 90046
phone: 323.654.2192

Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 1pm - 6pm or by appointment

©2000 New Image Art. All artwork appears with permission of the artists.