After discussing various ideas, Louise Lawler proposed a "Before Metro" show. The concept of the show would be for artists who have shown at Metro Pictures to present a work that was made before their relationship with the gallery. The history of the gallery has been written by those who were invited to participate over the years and that invitation was informed by the work that preceded the gallery's involvement. The more we thought about it, the more apt that framework felt as a way to acknowledge the gallery's history and pinpoint its influence.
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