Museums & Institutions
Thinking about South-America’s painting, not its origin, but his retelling, is a task that points directly to a discussion of the history of the territory in which we live in. The displacements of popular/traditional painting, in moments that are close to the primitivism of their themes, invariably ends up becoming something of a personal nature.Read On...
Zimbabwean artist Michele Mathison makes sculptures that seem to drag Modernism’s idealism through the mud of contemporary reality. In the process, Mathison’s works themselves become mini-monuments to a new understanding of both the brutality and integrity of labour.Read On...
Anna Dumitriu is well known for creating The VRSA Dress and The MRSA Quilt which were made from so-called ‘superbugs’. To create those works she grew bacteria onto textiles and used natural and clinical antibiotics to create patterns (sterilised prior to exhibition).Read On...
Relationship, an extensive photographic project created by Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst that documents their life together from 2008 through 2013, debuted at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, New York, and comes to Los Angeles via the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, where it was recently presented as part of Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography.Read On...
John Murphy plays with the theme of similarity and difference with reproductions, old movies and postcards. His work often convey the nostalgia, absence and sexuality with a subtle and exquisite gift for exactitude. John Murphy never makes work in response to past works of art but stages new relations between past and pre sent without premeditation, on the basis of intuitions that bear no name.Read On...
Partenheimer’s work is essentially abstract; his drawings and paintings, caught seemingly on the verge of dissolution, are remarkable for their fragile beauty, whilst sculpture and ceramic work, suggesting some usefulness, remain elusive with respect to any specific function.Read On...
Sue Williams (b. 1954) has long been known for her works which combine themes of gender politics and the body. Her early works of highly provocative narrative paintings brought her to the attention of a larger audience beginning in the mid-1980s and early 1990s.Read On...