Professor Lyndon Barrois Jr.‘s work is included in “Looking Back / The 13th White Columns Annual” on view January 20 through March 4.
Inaugurated in 2007, the “White Columns Annual” invites an artist, curator, or a curatorial team, to organize an exhibition based on their personal experience of looking at art in New York City in the previous year. For the 2023 Annual, White Columns invited Olivia Shao to select the show. In a very straightforward sense the ‘Annual’ exhibition hopes to reveal something of the complexities involved in trying to negotiate – and engage with – New York’s constantly evolving cultural landscape.
Writing about the 2010 Annual in the New York Times Holland Cotter said: “One of the things that makes the White Columns annuals so valuable is that they often include artists … who are unlikely to find their way into mainstream institutions. A second, equally important function that “Looking Back” serves, or should serve, is to provide a view of contemporary art that is not entirely determined by art-industry consensus – meaning the market – but rather is seen through a single informed, idiosyncratic, even resistant sensibility.”