76 Grand Street
Women Beware Women was a group exhibition curated by David Rimanelli and featured works by Hernan Bas, Naomi Fisher, Luis Gispert, Tim Lokiec, Aaron Morse, and J.P. Munro. Taking its title from an early seventeenth-century Jacobean tragedy by Thomas Middleton, the show explored fortuitous and perverse intersections between distant and ostensibly buried historical themes and our own fractious contemporary consciousness. In the context of our putatively liberated society, the title provocatively begs the question, Why should women beware one another? Isabella, the compromised ingenue in Middleton’s play, asserts, “Men buy their slaves, but women buy their masters.” What is she talking about?
Aside from Luis Gispert’s two-channel video installation, which theatrically demonstrates the exhibition’s premise, all of the artists included showed paintings and works on paper. Naomi Fisher’s ink-on-vellum drawings all featured single female figures in various states veering between rage and rapture. Hernan Bas’s paintings and drawings conjoined sexuality, fashion, and occultism. Tim Lokiec made mature juvenile drawings of everything he’s attracted to. Aaron Morse’s paintings and drawings evoked an indeterminate past rife with conflict and violence. And J.P. Munro’s paintings and drawings conjured historical fantasias of grandiosity and disaster, filtered through art-historical allusions, often to French neo-classical and romantic painting.
David Rimanelli has curated several exhibitions, including Sentimental Education, which was shown at Deitch Projects in 2000. A catalogue accompanied Women Beware Women, with an essay by Mr. Rimanelli.
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
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