Altman Siegel was founded by Claudia Altman-Siegel in 2009. The program focuses on internationally recognized, museum-level artists whose work contributes to the cultural dialogue domestically and abroad. The gallery presents significant Bay Area artists and brings international artists to San Francisco for the first time. The core gallery program focuses on young and emerging artists, but the gallery also punctuates the program with historical exhibitions to provide depth and context. Artists represented by Altman Siegel receive critical attention and are widely exhibited. Many of the gallery’s primary artists, originally shown with Altman Siegel, are now being shown internationally and by...

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  • Laeh Glenn, One fish two fish, 2020
    Laeh Glenn
    One fish two fish, 2020
    Oil on canvas, wood frame
    43 1/4 x 35 1/2 in
    109.9 x 90.2 cm
    Robert Divers Herrick
  • Laeh Glenn, Apocalypse, 2020
    Laeh Glenn
    Apocalypse, 2020
    Oil on canvas, wood frame
    43 1/2 x 35 1/2 in
    110.5 x 90.2 cm
    Robert Divers Herrick
  • Laeh Glenn, Map, 2020
    Laeh Glenn
    Map, 2020
    Oil on canvas, wood frame
    66 1/2 x 55 in
    168.9 x 139.7 cm
    Robert Divers Herrick
  • Laeh Glenn, Wack, 2020
    Laeh Glenn
    Wack, 2020
    Oil on canvas, painted frame
    21 1/4 x 17 1/4 in
    54 x 43.8 cm
    $ 8,000.00
    Robert Divers Herrick
  • Laeh Glenn, Webster, 2020
    Laeh Glenn
    Webster, 2020
    Oil on canvas, wood frame
    66 1/2 x 55 in
    168.9 x 139.7 cm
    Robert Divers Herrick
  • Laeh Glenn, Grid, 2020
    Laeh Glenn
    Grid, 2020
    Oil on canvas, wood frame
    66 1/2 x 55 in
    168.9 x 139.7 cm
    Robert Divers Herrick
  • Laeh Glenn, 8, 2020
    Laeh Glenn
    8, 2020
    Oil on canvas, wood frame
    66 1/2 x 55 in
    168.9 x 139.7 cm
    $ 22,000.00
    Robert Divers Herrick
  • Laeh Glenn, Knots, 2020
    Laeh Glenn
    Knots, 2020
    Oil on canvas, wood frame
    21 1/4 x 17 1/4 in
    54 x 43.8 cm
    $ 8,000.00
    Robert Divers Herrick
  • Laeh Glenn, The Doldrums, 2020
    Laeh Glenn
    The Doldrums, 2020
    Oil on canvas, painted frame
    66 1/2 x 55 in
    168.9 x 139.7 cm
    Robert Divers Herrick
  • Laeh Glenn, Brush, 2020
    Laeh Glenn
    Brush, 2020
    Acrylic and Flocking on canvas, painted frame
    12 x 16 in
    30.5 x 40.6 cm
    $ 6,000.00
    Robert Divers Herrick
  • Laeh Glenn, Bench, 2020
    Laeh Glenn
    Bench, 2020
    Maple
    17 1/2 x 22 x 15 in
    44.5 x 55.9 x 38.1 cm
    Edition of 5 (#1/5)
    $ 1,200.00
    Robert Divers Herrick
  • Laeh Glenn, Bench, 2020
    Laeh Glenn
    Bench, 2020
    Walnut
    17 1/2 x 22 x 15 in
    44.5 x 55.9 x 38.1 cm
    Edition of 2 (#1/2)
    Robert Divers Herrick
  • Apogee Graphics, Elephant, 2020
    Apogee Graphics
    Elephant, 2020
    Archival pigment print
    36 x 24 in
    91.4 x 61 cm
    Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs (#4/5)
  • Apogee Graphics, On Liberal Warfare, 2020
    Apogee Graphics
    On Liberal Warfare, 2020
    Archival pigment print
    36 x 24 in
    91.4 x 61 cm
    Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs (#2/5)
    $ 100.00
  • Apogee Graphics, Rabbit, 2020
    Apogee Graphics
    Rabbit, 2020
    Archival pigment print
    36 x 24 in
    91.4 x 61 cm
    Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs (#2/5)
    $ 100.00
  • Apogee Graphics, Bonaventure, 2020
    Apogee Graphics
    Bonaventure, 2020
    Archival pigment print
    36 x 24 in
    91.4 x 61 cm
    Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs (#4/5)
    $ 300.00
  • Apogee Graphics, Dr. Fanton, 2020
    Apogee Graphics
    Dr. Fanton, 2020
    Archival pigment print
    36 x 24 in
    91.4 x 61 cm
    Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs (#2/5)
    $ 100.00
  • Apogee Graphics, Primal Astrology, 2020
    Apogee Graphics
    Primal Astrology, 2020
    Archival pigment print
    36 x 24 in
    91.4 x 61 cm
    Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs (#5/5)
  • Apogee Graphics, Gravenstein, 2020
    Apogee Graphics
    Gravenstein, 2020
    Archival pigment print
    36 x 24 in
    91.4 x 61 cm
    Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs (#3/5)
    $ 100.00
  • Apogee Graphics, Parable of the Sower, 2020
    Apogee Graphics
    Parable of the Sower, 2020
    Archival pigment print
    36 x 24 in
    91.4 x 61 cm
    Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs (#5/5)
    $ 500.00
  • Apogee Graphics, Little Man, 2020
    Apogee Graphics
    Little Man, 2020
    Archival pigment print
    36 x 24 in
    91.4 x 61 cm
    Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs (#3/5)
    $ 100.00
     "Well, if you can't laugh or think, what can you do?"
     Asked Milo.
     "Anything as long as it's nothing, and everything as long as it isn't anything," explained another.
                                                                                                                            - Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Altman Siegel is pleased to present The Doldrums, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Laeh Glenn. Sailors are cautioned to avoid the windless waters of the doldrums but in Norton Juster’s 1961 novel, The Phantom Tollbooth, young Milo finds meaning in his journey into boredom. Laeh Glenn’s exhibition The Doldrums is an exploration of suspended time, flatness, and the potential of melancholia.

Unequivocally shaped by tone, Glenn’s paintings are long-resonating in that they often hit deep frequencies of distance, absence, mediation, nostalgia, and absurdity. Drawing from and manipulating imagery sourced online, Glenn’s paintings reference the monotony of everyday reality while reveling in the bliss of escape into fantasy. Like the magical quality of sleepiness which reminds us of human frailty under the weight of the day while creating a mystical twilight space between consciousness and illusion; Glenn’s paintings create an elusive and subtly lingering mood.

Glenn's practice explores the conflation of historical and contemporary precedents in painting and the way in which we often experience images today, through their digital representations online. Her paintings address the digital life of an image; how repetition and sharing affect quality and context and how a physical painting can speak to the altered and damaged images that surround us. Although her source material is diverse, Glenn’s paintings are uniformly characterized by a flattened application of paint. Her perfectly articulated edges and matte surfaces are executed in refined and controlled color palettes. She often returns to the same image multiple times, with each subsequent painting shifting slightly in tonality, texture or scale. These subtle shifts mimic the effect of an image’s digital experience as it travels from screen to screen. A signature recurring display methodology is a border of raw canvas surrounding the painting and a handmade wooden frame, reinforcing the object quality of Glenn’s paintings in contrast to their digital inspirations.

Glenn invited Apogee Graphics, a design and publishing company started by artists Laura Owens and Asha Schechter to present a project alongside the exhibition. Run out of an office in The Bonaventure hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Apogee produces books, posters, and objects in conjunction with writers and artists. Their exhibition features new graphic posters highlighting a diverse group of topics from a long past lecture by scholar Alexander Zevin, an antique obituary or an endangered fruit. Alongside this installation are highlights from their design work from the past 3 years. Among these is the newly released MUM, a Laeh Glenn monograph, designed and conceived by Apogee Graphics and co-published with RITE Editions. Consisting of a private conversation between Schechter and Owens in August 2020, their ruminations unfold alongside photographs describing her work and process. The limited edition book is available for purchase at the gallery for $30. Contact info@altmansiegel.com to reserve a copy.

Laeh Glenn lives and works in Sebastopol, CA. She received her B.F.A. from California College of the Arts in 2008 and her M.F.A. from UCLA in 2012. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions including "Nothing will be as before", Tanya Leighton, Berlin; "Fine Barrens", Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; "Painting in the Network", Cessman Center for Visual Arts, University of Louisville, KY; "Architecture of Life", Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; "Background/ Foreground", Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm; "Face to Face: A Selection of International Emerging Artists from the Ernesto Esposito Collection", Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, Italy; "Call and Response", Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY; "Another Cats Show", 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA; "Green Circle, Black Diamond", Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA