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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.

Matthew Marks

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 PhillipsFixator (#2), 2017; partially glazed ceramic, screws, metal structure, and partially glazed ceramic tiles.

Ravi JacksonUntitled, 2017; acrylic on paper and wood, ceramic tile, and Formica

Julien NguyenCapricorn Rising, 2018; oil and tempera on wood panel.

Lena HenkeDie Kommenden II, 2018; rubber, foam, pigment, reclaimed wood, metal, and mesh.

Paul Mpagi SepuyaDarkroom Mirror (_2100135), 2017; archival pigment print.

Images courtesy the artists and Matthew Marks.


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The new artist’s book …MY LIFE IN THE SUNSHINE—LIZ CRAFT 2006–2017 is a stream-of-consciousness visual diary of Craft’s life and practice, featuring family and friends in California, Berlin, Washington State, Oslo, New York and beyond.

The 185 pages of color photographs include contributions by Craft’s partner Pentti Monkkonen, as well as Lena Henke, Paul-Aymar Mourgued’Algue, Dorothée Perret, and Fabian Marti and many others.


…MY LIFE IN THE SUNSHINE—LIZ CRAFT 2006–2017 (Los Angeles: DoPe Press, 2017).


See Louisa Elderton on Craft:


Above: Liz Craft, Mermaid (Becky), 2008–2015, Whitney Museum of American Art.

Below: Liz Craft, Mushroom Bubble (Black), 2016. Images courtesy of the artist.

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