Project 1: May 14
Gold Flood, 2009
Gold Flood poses questions about systems of value by way of this mysterious metal for which we work, fight, cry, toil, and sacrifice. “By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint.” - Sextus Propertius
Karen Lofgren (b. 1976, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is an LA-based artist recognized for darkly delving into the collective unconscious. Her work has been shown at LACMA, LACE, Human Resources, Pitzer Art Galleries, Machine Project and See Line Gallery. Awards include Canada Council and Durfee Foundation grants. Her work has been featured in Artforum.com critic’s picks,
LA Weekly, and the LA Times, as well as books, catalogues, and album covers.