From her Truisms (1977-79) to It is Guns (2018-19) and Expose (2020), Jenny Holzer has spent the last 40 years presenting her inimitable text-based work in public spaces, lampooning our cultural fidelity to wealth, maleness, whiteness and power. This new flash and video-based photographic survey looks at the evolution of Holzer’s messages, both in terms of message and medium. What began as a wheat-paste poster campaign on New York City streets, has since expanded to include LED, marble, and projection installations — including on trucks driven through the streets of New York, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta and Chicago — as well as more specific, pointed messages directed at the social ills of the present day. View online through July 12 at spruethmagers.com.
Jenny Holzer at Sprueth Magers