Among the earliest work Walead Beshty produced after
completing his MFA at Yale in 2002 was a series of photographs depicting
his own body in various consumer settings — shopping malls, department
stores, supermarkets — communing unceremoniously with the merchandise.
Such slapstick would prove only one of several
dimensions to emerge in the artist's impressively multiplicitous
repertoire. "Passages," his current exhibition at LAXART, encompasses
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