Roxana Marcoci

on Louise Lawler

An excerpt from DEAR DAVE, 25

In recent years, an intriguing aspect of Lawler’s practice has been her process of continuous re-presentation, reframing, or restaging in the present: she revisits her own work by transferring her images to different formats, from a photograph to a “tracing,” and to works that she calls “adjusted to fit.” The “tracings” are large-format black-and- white line versions of her photographs that eliminate color and detail, functioning instead as “ghosts” of the originals.