The gallery is pleased to announce that Ken Gonzales-Day will exhibit previously unseen work in the group exhibition, THE SPREAD, curated by artist Mark Verabioff at de boer gallery.
THE SPREAD, which explores themes of civil war, protest, cultural and racial insurgency, climate change and sanctioned travel will follow a similar logic to Verabioff’s installations to disrupt the authority associated with authorship by acknowledging the complex interplay between object, creator, viewing context and audience through the lens of queer feminist discourse.
Nikita Gale's practice is often structured by long-term obsessions with specific objects and the ways these objects gesture towards particular social and political histories. For this exhibition Gale's signature barricade sculptures straddle Mark Verabioff’s 'fascist bros.' A picture by Walead Beshty of himself absurdly inserted into display architecture takes on new meaning today with the crusade of gouty Anti-maskers to 'Party America' while others have their heads in the sand. Ken Gonzales-Day took his contribution and participation within the context of this group exhibition as both experimental and site-specific to show a photograph that's never been given the opportunity to be publicly on display. Eve Fowler's text-based paintings of comfort and love perpetuate 'the difference is spreading.' The bronze bathing suit sculptures of Alika Cooper have resemblance of being peeled off the body and flung to the floor. In the context of this exhibition Cooper's work alludes the fantasy denial of sanctioned travel. Eric Wesley's mood is just simply 'fuck it' which feels a kinship with Terence Koh's art/life drawings of retraction from the cruel world to go back into his mother's womb.