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Installation Views


Works

Without Knocking

CRIS BRODAHL, Without Knocking, 2009

Big Cloud

CRIS BRODAHL, Big Cloud, 2009

The Waiting Room

CRIS BRODAHL, The Waiting Room, 2009

Holy Shit

CRIS BRODAHL, Holy Shit, 2009

The Smell

CRIS BRODAHL, The Smell, 2009

The Clock

CRIS BRODAHL, The Clock, 2009

The Cure

CRIS BRODAHL, The Cure, 2009

White Cloud

CRIS BRODAHL, White Cloud, 2009

Reality

CRIS BRODAHL, Reality, 2009

Wait

CRIS BRODAHL, Wait, 2009

Ship

CRIS BRODAHL, Ship, 2009

Next

CRIS BRODAHL, Next, 2009

Flowers

CRIS BRODAHL, Flowers, 2009

Waiting

CRIS BRODAHL, Waiting, 2009

Uncomfortable Chair

CRIS BRODAHL, Uncomfortable Chair, 2009

Little Cloud

CRIS BRODAHL, Little Cloud, 2009




MARC FOXX is pleased to present The Waiting Room, the gallery’s third solo exhibition for Ghent-based artist Cris Brodahl. Brodahl’s corporeal depictions of assemblage are grounded between the figurative and the psychological. The imagery in her paintings can range from bare skin to skull; from bone to thorn thus creating haunting and beautiful still lifes as well as morose and engaging portraiture.

By employing the loaded power of the skull in conjunction with depictions of physical objects of feminine opulence, such as necklaces, jeweled shoes and mirrors, Brodahl binds human temporality with tropes of beauty. In the painting The Clock, (2009) a female ballerina wears what seems like a collaged skirt of mandible and skull. The mirrored extension from which the paintings slides, doubles as backdrop or curtain, reflecting a fractured image of the viewer and thus implicating the viewer’s role as audience.

Her technical skill allows room for distinct depictions of universal subject matters: death, religion, sexuality and materiality. Ultimately, these paintings question dimensionality, scale and origin. Yet, it is really the configuration of the assemblage which lends to psychological investigation.

Cris Brodahl has recently exhibited at The Approach in London and Xavier Hufkens in Brussels. Her solo exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum opened in July of 2010.

CRIS BRODAHL

The Waiting Room
May 22 - July 2, 2010