OCTOBER 26 – DECEMBER 8, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, October 25, 6-8pm
Sean Kelly is delighted to announce HumidGray and ShadowLake, Janaina Tschäpe’s first exhibition since joining the gallery. Comprising large-scale paintings and watercolors, these evocative compositions demonstrate Tschäpe’s assured approach and deft ability to handle delicate media while painting on an impressive scale. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, October 25 from 6-8pm. The artist will be present.
Edited by Stephanie Hessler, published by MIT Press
Artists surveyed in the book
Atif Akin, Darren Almond, Julian Charrière, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Tue Greenfort, Ariel Guzik, Newell Harry, Alexander Lee, Eduardo Navarro, Sissel Tolaas, Janaina Tschäpe & David Gruber, Jana Winderen, Susanne M. Winterling
Copublished with TBA21-Academy, Vienna, Austria
Over the course of her twentyplus year career, Janaina Tschäpe has been recognized for her arresting body of work that includes painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video, and drawing. Both cerebral and emotional, Tschäpe’s powerful and atmospheric work in all media possesses a confidence in scale and mastery of material that distinguishes her practice.
Sex, death and the female body’s capacity for renewal and transformation are among the themes that emerge from the paintings, drawings, photographs, and video installations of contemporary artist Janaina Tschäpe. This volume offers a compelling overview of Tschäpe’s full body of work which leaves the viewer feel as if they have been transported into a dream world of primeval landscapes, ambiguous signs and exotic vegetation.