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Domestic Horror

September 5–October 19, 2019
Park & 75, New York

Installation view Artwork, left to right: © Ewa Juszkiewicz, © Pauline Shaw, © Lucien Smith, © Glenn O’Brien. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork, left to right: © Ewa Juszkiewicz, © Pauline Shaw, © Lucien Smith, © Glenn O’Brien. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork, left to right: © Louise Bonnet, © Tanya Merril, © Cheikh Ndiaye. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork, left to right: © Louise Bonnet, © Tanya Merril, © Cheikh Ndiaye. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork, left to right: © Vaughn Spann, © Natalie Ball, © Genieve Figgis. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork, left to right: © Vaughn Spann, © Natalie Ball, © Genieve Figgis. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork, left to right: © Chloe Wise, © Natalie Ball, © Ginny Casey. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork, left to right: © Chloe Wise, © Natalie Ball, © Ginny Casey. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork, left to right: © Ginny Casey, © Rene Ricard. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork, left to right: © Ginny Casey, © Rene Ricard. Photo: Rob McKeever

Works Exhibited

Louise Bonnet, Interior with Pink Blanket, 2019 Oil on linen, 72 × 96 inches (182.9 × 243.8 cm)© Louise Bonnet

Louise Bonnet, Interior with Pink Blanket, 2019

Oil on linen, 72 × 96 inches (182.9 × 243.8 cm)
© Louise Bonnet

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Portrait of a Lady (after Louis Léopold Boilly), 2019 Oil on canvas, 78 × 63 inches (198.1 × 160 cm)© Ewa Juszkiewicz

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Portrait of a Lady (after Louis Léopold Boilly), 2019

Oil on canvas, 78 × 63 inches (198.1 × 160 cm)
© Ewa Juszkiewicz

About

The exhibition came together following Louise Bonnet’s observation about the latent psychological tension in Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss. “Don’t look at the faces,” she said. “Look at how the woman’s toes are curled.”
—Bill Powers

Gagosian is pleased to present Domestic Horror, an exhibition organized by Bill Powers. On view will be works by Natalie Ball, Louise Bonnet, Ginny Casey, Genieve Figgis, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Tanya Merrill, Cheikh Ndiaye, Rene Ricard, Pauline Shaw, Lucien Smith (with Glenn O’Brien), Vaughn Spann, and Chloe Wise. Featuring several young and emerging artists, this exhibition includes many specially commissioned works.

Addressing the darker fears that arise when we encounter the unknown, Domestic Horror probes the friction between the civilized world and baser human impulses. The word “domestic” contains a potent double meaning here, alluding to the unintended consequences that can occur—in private life and in a larger national and cultural life—where internalized anxieties meet external pressures.

Ndiaye and Spann confront the perils of political turmoil by disrupting familiar images of cultural stability: the office space of the state newspaper of Senegal, in shambles after an anti-government protest; an American flag, deconstructed and reassembled with a single ominous, looming star. Working with structures of concealment and visibility, Figgis and Juszkiewicz construct surreal, discomforting scenes of physical and societal suppression. Figgis’s ghoulish, psychedelic painting of a well-dressed family mocks the ritual of aristocratic portraiture, while Juszkiewicz parodies Louis Léopold Boilly’s Portrait of Madame Saint-Ange Chevrier in a Landscape (1807) by suffocating the titular subject with fabric and foliage wrapped tightly around her head.

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Ewa Juszkiewicz, Portrait of a Lady (after Louis Léopold Boilly), 2019 © Ewa Juszkiewicz

Tour

Domestic Horror

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Park & 75, New York

Bill Powers will lead a tour of Domestic Horror, currently on view at Gagosian, Park & 75, New York. The exhibition, organized by Powers and featuring several young and emerging artists, addresses the darker fears that arise when we encounter the unknown, and probes the friction between the civilized world and baser human impulses. To attend the free event, RSVP to nytours@gagosian.com. Space is limited. 

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Portrait of a Lady (after Louis Léopold Boilly), 2019 © Ewa Juszkiewicz