Courbet your enthusiasm
21 juin - 2 août 2008
Galerie Chantal Crousel presents "Courbet your enthusiasm", Reena Spaulings’ first solo exhibition in Paris.
In 2004, the New York-based artist Reena Spaulings emerged from within the daily operation of an art gallery, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Often playing on the double-identity of art dealer and artist, Spaulings’ work undermines professional divisions of labor while interrogating accepted notions of authorship and artistic agency.
Among other new works, "Courbet your enthusiasm" includes pointillist paintings of the New Museum in New York, natures mortes, light boxes of art dealers and racecar drivers, screen prints based on existing artworks, postcards of heads and unmanned aerial drones, a flag, and a series of Enigmas (tablecloths taken from art world dinners, stretched like paintings).