My Gay Uncle is a group show of 8 artists centered on the idea of the self-portrait. Each of the artists included in this exhibition make work using themselves and their families as subjects.
Julia Goldman, Guy Richards-Smit and Megan Marrin depict themselves directly in their work. Julia Goldman’s paintings are familiar portraits of herself and personal objects in her studio. Guy Richard-Smit’s portrait paintings and video illustrate a darkly humorous moment of the artist signing away his life in a lawyer’s office. Megan Marrin’s photographic portraits directly reference iconic images, using herself and her body to recreate the original sets. T.R. Ericsson employs drawing, photography and found objects in a new series about his wife referencing Duchamp’s Étant donnés.
Luke Stettner, Sophia Peer, Allison Sexton and Bryan Zanisnik present works using their parents and families. Stettner uses a photograph of Egypt, taken by his father on a family trip, to create a series of photographs and a paper sculpture. Sophia Peer’s sculpture plays a recording of her father’s voice. Allison Sexton’s photographs narrate the past year of her mother’s life through a series of images taken during specific moments in Western Massachusetts. Bryan Zanisnik will exhibit a tableaux vivant using himself and his parents at the opening on December 11th. For the remainder of the show, a photographic book project will be displayed documenting Zanisnik’s relationship to a swampland near his hometown.
Each artist has created new work for this exhibition.
KATE WERBLE GALLERY
83 VANDAM STREET NEW YORK, NY 10013
TEL. (212) 352-9700
DECEMBER 11, 2009 – JANUARY 16, 2010
OPENING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11TH FROM 6-8PM