Frieze Viewing Room: New York

AMIE DICKE, ALANNAH FARRELL, AMANDA WALL, JANET WERNER

May 5 – 9, 2021

Anat Ebgi is pleased to present a curated selection of new works by Amie Dicke, Alannah Farrell, Amanda Wall, and Janet Werner. With a strong emphasis on portraiture, the works for Frieze New York 2021 direct focus to topics such as spectatorship, hidden suffering, glamour, and sensuality.

Amie Dicke’s sandpaper abrasion works, where prints of images from various sources—fashion magazines to Bauhaus catalogues—are charged with a sense of physicality, revealing alternate and undetected associations through judicious removal. Neither celebratory nor heroic, Alannah Farrell’s sensitive portraits portray their friends and queer community in moments of solitary contemplation, finding a productive space in reconstruction and the painful process of becoming. The gestural brushstrokes of Amanda Wall’s painting evoke the emotionality of Abstract Expressionism while embracing bright and cheerful color; her subjects are frequently depicted prone and exposed giving the works an intimate and fetishistic perspective. Janet Werner’s distinct brand of fictional portraits trade in multiple, fragile personalities culled both from fashion magazines and art historical sources resulting in composite characters that remain ambiguous and fluid.

Amie Dicke EXPLODER, 2021
Sandpaper abrasion on archival print mounted on aluminum, framed 45 ¹⁄₄ x 35 ³⁄₄ inches / 115 x 91 cm
Amie Dicke EXPLODER, 2021
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Amie Dicke COVERAGE, 2021
Cosmetic foundation painted on digital print on archival paper, mounted on aluminum, framed 46 ⁷⁄₈ x 36 ¹⁄₄ inches / 119 x 92 cm
Amie Dicke COVERAGE, 2021
Cosmetic foundation painted on digital print on archival paper, mounted on aluminum, framed 46 ⁷⁄₈ x 36 ¹⁄₄ inches / 119 x 92 cm
Amie Dicke COVERAGE, 2021
Detail
Amie Dicke COVERAGE, 2021
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Amie Dicke PRESS PLAY, 2021
Sandpaper abrasion on archival print mounted on aluminum, framed 45 ¹⁄₄ x 33 ¹⁄₂ inches / 115 x 85 cm
Amie Dicke PRESS PLAY, 2021
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Amie Dicke PRESS PLAY, 2021
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Amie Dicke HELIUM, 2021
Sandpaper abrasion on archival print mounted on aluminum, framed 30 ¹⁄₄ x 23 ¹⁄₄ inches / 77 x 59 cm
Amie Dicke HELIUM, 2021
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Amie Dicke CYGNUS, 2021
Sandpaper abrasion on archival print mounted on aluminum, framed 26 ³⁄₈ x 20 ¹⁄₂ inches / 67 x 52 cm
Amie Dicke CYGNUS, 2021
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Alannah Farrell Chinatown Smoke Break, 2021
Oil acrylic and flashe on canvas 24 x 18 inches / 61 x 45.7 cm
Alannah Farrell Breakfast (Rue Sicard), 2020
Watercolor and latex on paper, framed 22 ³⁄₄ x 18 ¹⁄₂ inches / 57.8 x 47 cm
Alannah Farrell Breakfast (Rue Sicard), 2020
Watercolor and latex on paper, framed 22 ³⁄₄ x 18 ¹⁄₂ inches / 57.8 x 47 cm
Alannah Farrell Room 13, 2020
Watercolor on paper, framed 18 ¹⁄₂ x 22 ³⁄₄ inches / 47 x 57.8 cm
Alannah Farrell Room 13, 2020
Watercolor on paper, framed 18 ¹⁄₂ x 22 ³⁄₄ inches / 47 x 57.8 cm
Alannah Farrell Room 13, 2020
Watercolor on paper, framed 18 ¹⁄₂ x 22 ³⁄₄ inches / 47 x 57.8 cm
Amanda Wall Sorry, 2021
Oil on linen 40 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Amanda Wall Sorry, 2021
Oil on linen 40 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Amanda Wall Slippy, 2021
Oil on linen 40 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Amanda Wall Slippy, 2021
Oil on linen 40 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Janet Werner Elvish, 2021
Oil on canvas 60 x 48 inches / 152.4 x 121.9 cm
Janet Werner Elvish, 2021
Oil on canvas 60 x 48 inches / 152.4 x 121.9 cm
Janet Werner Boy, 2020
Oil on canvas 36 x 44 inches / 91.4 x 111.8 cm
Janet Werner Arctic, 2021
Oil on canvas 38 x 29 inches / 96.5 x 73.7 cm
Janet Werner Arctic, 2021
Oil on canvas 38 x 29 inches / 96.5 x 73.7 cm
Janet Werner Green Lake, 2021
Oil on canvas 24 x 20 inches / 61 x 50.8 cm
Janet Werner Lois, 2021
Oil on canvas 20 x 18 inches / 50.8 x 45.7 cm

EXHIBITION TEXT

AMIE DICKE, ALANNAH FARRELL, AMANDA WALL, JANET WERNER

May 5 – 9, 2021

Anat Ebgi is pleased to present a curated selection of new works by Amie Dicke, Alannah Farrell, Amanda Wall, and Janet Werner. With a strong emphasis on portraiture, the works for Frieze New York 2021 direct focus to topics such as spectatorship, hidden suffering, glamour, and sensuality.

Amie Dicke’s sandpaper abrasion works, where prints of images from various sources—fashion magazines to Bauhaus catalogues—are charged with a sense of physicality, revealing alternate and undetected associations through judicious removal. Neither celebratory nor heroic, Alannah Farrell’s sensitive portraits portray their friends and queer community in moments of solitary contemplation, finding a productive space in reconstruction and the painful process of becoming. The gestural brushstrokes of Amanda Wall’s painting evoke the emotionality of Abstract Expressionism while embracing bright and cheerful color; her subjects are frequently depicted prone and exposed giving the works an intimate and fetishistic perspective. Janet Werner’s distinct brand of fictional portraits trade in multiple, fragile personalities culled both from fashion magazines and art historical sources resulting in composite characters that remain ambiguous and fluid.