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Celebrated Artist Nari Ward’s Opens First Solo Exhibition at Lehmann Maupin

NEW YORK, NY.- Lehmann Maupin presents LIVESupport, celebrated artist Nari Ward’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, on view 25 February – 17 April, 2010. In this new body of work consisting of sculptures, works on paper, and video, Ward articulates a dialogue surrounding the idea of support – physical, spiritual, social, and judicial – while introducing contemplation of everyday objects. Employing varying forms of the silhouette, Ward expands on the two-dimensional form, creating three-dimensional and also transparent incarnations to tell a story that not only highlights what is declared, but what is withheld. The centerpiece of LIVESupport, is a powerful work entitled “Sick Smoke,” a smoke-filled ambulance covered in opaque and transparent white vinyl, allowing only traces of its signage to be visible.