Being Like Water

Jen DeNike and Katherine Bradford

January 13 - March 10, 2018

Waves lap, clairvoyant muses loosed upon with hatched resonance swing into the ether.

Swans gathering, apocalyptic dreams, deeper now hear the tide. Remember you are half water.1

She, swimming among pearls and old bones2, praying to reverent curves. Utopian refuge and secret conduits flood the invisible. Femme fatale fill my tilting horizon, your painted observations hold true.

Hypnotic rhythm, migratory birds shifting in the deep, a well, and oceans traversing, the landscape pulls. The velocity of my stars gather, escaping the core of that black hole, a daughter’s hope and recognition, only existence.

Eden slips, she tethers, angels provoke, wave jumper3 murmurs a slow refrain. Longing for holy water4, revolution come, future hither. My analemma looks for your moon, while Sirens shimmer in that mirage waxing with hope.

Internal voices lapping still, to the place in her, I, she, we, is it real or imagined?

Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce Being Like Water, an immersive site-specific installation featuring Jen DeNike and Katherine Bradford at AE2. The exhibition includes DeNike’s new film Queen of Narwhals with four new paintings by Bradford. This collaborative installation grew out of a dialog between the artists and their mutual interest in the universal and psychological quality of water as a prevalent element in both their work.  An opening reception will be held Saturday Jan 13, 6-8pm and will be on view until March 10, 2018.

Jen DeNike‘s work is currently on view at Generation Loss a year-long installation of seminal film and video works at Julia Stoschek Collection Dusseldorf curated by artist Ed Atkins and at Beth Rudin DeWoody’s new private museum The Bunker, West Palm Beach. Her video work is in numerous private and public collections including The Museum of Modern Art. She has been exhibited internationally including; Participant Inc, KW Berlin, 54th Venice Biennale, Garage Projects Moscow, Eastman House, Franklin Street Works, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, MOCA Toronto, MACRO ROMA, Tensta Konsthall Sweden, MoMA PS1, CCS Bard Hessel Museum. Commissioned projects include; Bombay Beach Biennale, Capri by Night – Schauspiel Köln Opera house, LAND Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Creative Time, Performa Biennial, PopRally MOMA, FairPlay, and Miami Art Basel Film Program.

Katherine Bradford is a New York based painter who spends summers on the coast of Maine. In 2011 Bradford was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 2012 a Joan Mitchell Grant. Last year Bradford was Senior Critic for the MFA painting program at the Yale School of Art in New Haven. Her work is in several public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Hall Foundation, and the Portland Museum of Art (ME and OR). Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas; Sperone Westwater, NY; Monica De Cardenas, Milan; CANADA, NY; Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR; and is currently included in Prospect 4, New Orleans. Bradford is represented by CANADA, NY and Adams and Ollman, Portland.

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1 Atwood, Margaret, The Penelopiad, 2005.
2 Woolf, Virginia. The Voyage Out, 1915.
3 Drexciya, Aquatic Vision, Wave Jumper, 1994.
4 Didion, Joan. Holy Water, 1971.

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The sound installation was generously supported by Wilson Audio, Mytek Digital, Transparent Audio Laboratory, and Audio Element.

Being Like Water

Jen DeNike and Katherine Bradford

January 13 - March 10, 2018

EXHIBITION TEXT

EXHIBITION TEXT

Waves lap, clairvoyant muses loosed upon with hatched resonance swing into the ether.

Swans gathering, apocalyptic dreams, deeper now hear the tide. Remember you are half water.1

She, swimming among pearls and old bones2, praying to reverent curves. Utopian refuge and secret conduits flood the invisible. Femme fatale fill my tilting horizon, your painted observations hold true.

Hypnotic rhythm, migratory birds shifting in the deep, a well, and oceans traversing, the landscape pulls. The velocity of my stars gather, escaping the core of that black hole, a daughter’s hope and recognition, only existence.

Eden slips, she tethers, angels provoke, wave jumper3 murmurs a slow refrain. Longing for holy water4, revolution come, future hither. My analemma looks for your moon, while Sirens shimmer in that mirage waxing with hope.

Internal voices lapping still, to the place in her, I, she, we, is it real or imagined?

Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce Being Like Water, an immersive site-specific installation featuring Jen DeNike and Katherine Bradford at AE2. The exhibition includes DeNike’s new film Queen of Narwhals with four new paintings by Bradford. This collaborative installation grew out of a dialog between the artists and their mutual interest in the universal and psychological quality of water as a prevalent element in both their work.  An opening reception will be held Saturday Jan 13, 6-8pm and will be on view until March 10, 2018.

Jen DeNike‘s work is currently on view at Generation Loss a year-long installation of seminal film and video works at Julia Stoschek Collection Dusseldorf curated by artist Ed Atkins and at Beth Rudin DeWoody’s new private museum The Bunker, West Palm Beach. Her video work is in numerous private and public collections including The Museum of Modern Art. She has been exhibited internationally including; Participant Inc, KW Berlin, 54th Venice Biennale, Garage Projects Moscow, Eastman House, Franklin Street Works, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, MOCA Toronto, MACRO ROMA, Tensta Konsthall Sweden, MoMA PS1, CCS Bard Hessel Museum. Commissioned projects include; Bombay Beach Biennale, Capri by Night – Schauspiel Köln Opera house, LAND Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Creative Time, Performa Biennial, PopRally MOMA, FairPlay, and Miami Art Basel Film Program.

Katherine Bradford is a New York based painter who spends summers on the coast of Maine. In 2011 Bradford was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 2012 a Joan Mitchell Grant. Last year Bradford was Senior Critic for the MFA painting program at the Yale School of Art in New Haven. Her work is in several public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Hall Foundation, and the Portland Museum of Art (ME and OR). Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas; Sperone Westwater, NY; Monica De Cardenas, Milan; CANADA, NY; Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR; and is currently included in Prospect 4, New Orleans. Bradford is represented by CANADA, NY and Adams and Ollman, Portland.

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1 Atwood, Margaret, The Penelopiad, 2005.
2 Woolf, Virginia. The Voyage Out, 1915.
3 Drexciya, Aquatic Vision, Wave Jumper, 1994.
4 Didion, Joan. Holy Water, 1971.

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The sound installation was generously supported by Wilson Audio, Mytek Digital, Transparent Audio Laboratory, and Audio Element.

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