POSITIONER—a new group show at Matthew Marks featuring work by Lena Henke, Ravi Jackson, Julien Nguyen, Julia Phillips, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya focused on the depiction of the individual—is now on view.
“Representation, figuration, and portraiture all carry with them implications of power, visibility, and identity. The artists in this exhibition, working in a broad range of media, expand upon and push against these histories, suggesting more inclusive and critically-engaged ways forward.”*
“The title of the exhibition is borrowed from Phillips, whose work often alludes to the unseen nature of institutionalized discrimination.”*
Through December 22.
1062 North Orange Grove, and
7818 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood.
See “Death Deluxe,” a portfolio by Item Idem, with photographs by Brian Oldham and Paul Mpagi Sepuya, PARIS LA 16 (2018).
Julia Phillips, Fixator (#2), 2017; partially glazed ceramic, screws, metal structure, and partially glazed ceramic tiles.
Ravi Jackson, Untitled, 2017; acrylic on paper and wood, ceramic tile, and Formica
Julien Nguyen, Capricorn Rising, 2018; oil and tempera on wood panel.
Lena Henke, Die Kommenden II, 2018; rubber, foam, pigment, reclaimed wood, metal, and mesh.
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Darkroom Mirror (_2100135), 2017; archival pigment print.
Images courtesy the artists and Matthew Marks.