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Anna Weyant

Baby, It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

November 3–December 23, 2022
980 Madison Avenue, New York

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Installation view Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

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Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

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Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

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Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Works Exhibited

Anna Weyant, Two Eileens, 2022 Oil on canvas, 60 ⅛ × 48 ⅛ inches (152.7 × 122.2 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Two Eileens, 2022

Oil on canvas, 60 ⅛ × 48 ⅛ inches (152.7 × 122.2 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Sophie, 2022 Oil on canvas, 113 × 76 ¾ inches (287 × 194.9 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Sophie, 2022

Oil on canvas, 113 × 76 ¾ inches (287 × 194.9 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Venus, 2022 Oil on canvas, 48 × 60 ⅜ inches (121.9 × 153.4 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Venus, 2022

Oil on canvas, 48 × 60 ⅜ inches (121.9 × 153.4 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Eileen, 2022 Oil on canvas, 60 ⅛ × 48 ¼ inches (152.7 × 122.6 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Eileen, 2022

Oil on canvas, 60 ⅛ × 48 ¼ inches (152.7 × 122.6 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, It Must Have Been Love, 2022 Oil on canvas, 30 × 60 ¼ inches (76.2 × 153 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, It Must Have Been Love, 2022

Oil on canvas, 30 × 60 ¼ inches (76.2 × 153 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Sweet Painted Lady, 2021 Pencil and charcoal on paper, 11 × 8 inches (27.9 × 20.3 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Sweet Painted Lady, 2021

Pencil and charcoal on paper, 11 × 8 inches (27.9 × 20.3 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Lily, 2021 Pencil and charcoal on paper, 7 ½ × 11 ½ inches (18.9 × 29.2 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Lily, 2021

Pencil and charcoal on paper, 7 ½ × 11 ½ inches (18.9 × 29.2 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Cheerleaders, 2021 Pencil on paper, 9 × 6 ⅛ inches (22.9 × 15.4 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Cheerleaders, 2021

Pencil on paper, 9 × 6 ⅛ inches (22.9 × 15.4 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Peaches, 2021 Pencil on paper, 6 ½ × 9 inches (16.5 × 22.9 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Peaches, 2021

Pencil on paper, 6 ½ × 9 inches (16.5 × 22.9 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Sophie, 2021 Pencil on paper, 19 ⅜ × 14 inches (49.2 × 35.4 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Sophie, 2021

Pencil on paper, 19 ⅜ × 14 inches (49.2 × 35.4 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Jump, 2021–22 Pencil on paper, 10 ¾ × 20 inches (27.1 × 50.8 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Jump, 2021–22

Pencil on paper, 10 ¾ × 20 inches (27.1 × 50.8 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Venus, 2022 Pencil on paper, 11 × 15 inches (27.9 × 38.1 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Venus, 2022

Pencil on paper, 11 × 15 inches (27.9 × 38.1 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for It Must Have Been Love, 2022 Pencil on paper, 10 × 14 inches (25.2 × 35.4 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for It Must Have Been Love, 2022

Pencil on paper, 10 × 14 inches (25.2 × 35.4 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Two Eileens, 2022 Pencil on paper, 10 ⅛ × 8 ⅛ inches (25.6 × 20.5 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Two Eileens, 2022

Pencil on paper, 10 ⅛ × 8 ⅛ inches (25.6 × 20.5 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Emma, 2022 Pencil on paper, 10 ¼ × 8 ⅛ inches (25.9 × 20.6 cm)© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

Anna Weyant, Drawing for Emma, 2022

Pencil on paper, 10 ¼ × 8 ⅛ inches (25.9 × 20.6 cm)
© Anna Weyant. Photo: Rob McKeever

About

Mark Twain said something about humor being “tragedy plus time.” If there’s humor in my work, it probably goes hand in hand with some sort of weird misery.
—Anna Weyant

Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Anna Weyant in New York. This is her first exhibition with the gallery, which announced its representation of the artist in May.

Baby, It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over features seven new paintings along with ten new drawings. The exhibition, which sees Weyant further develop the aesthetics and themes of her previous work, takes its title from a song by Lenny Kravitz—which in turn repeats Yogi Berra’s aphorism—and riffs in self-aware fashion on popular expectations of a young artist’s career trajectory. Many of the exhibited portraits depict the same figure in two slightly different poses, suggesting subtly divergent aspects of the same persona and making reference to the biblical doubled image. The paintings hang on a lush green velvet backdrop, supplied by design house F. Schumacher & Co., which resonates with the images’ hint of camp theatricality.

Weyant’s precisely rendered figures often find themselves embroiled in tragicomic narratives, while her everyday objects adopt an eerie, portentous air. In both cases, she employs a keen ironic wit to evoke myriad idiosyncrasies and contradictions. Drawing on a range of historical and contemporary influences, Baby, It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over examines aspects of an American milieu and media landscape, the subjects of which are displayed with an exactitude and intensity that is at once oneiric and all-too-real.

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