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Amy Gerstler and Alexis Smith: Past Lives

Main Gallery Nov 2–Dec 31, 1989

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Nov 2–Dec 31, 1989

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89 Gerstler Smith
Past Lives, 1989, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art
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Past Lives, 1989, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art

Combining text with found photographs and objects, Gerstler’s and Smith’s collaborative installation played off the notion that human beings can unknowingly bestow their essence on inanimate objects, and that these objects can therefore emanate some of the poignancy and radiance of human personalities. An artists’ book was produced in conjunction with the exhibition: designed by Jeff Keedy, it included photographs by Jo Ann Callis, Judy Fiskin, and Anne Turynwere.