Avery Singer: Sailor

The Secession presents the work of the young American painter Avery Singer, whose innovative art effortlessly integrates references to art history and contemporaneity with an exploration of the underpinnings and mechanisms of digital media.

Singer’s large-format pictures bristle with elaborate formal and semantic contradiction. Her motifs often highlight the process of banalization we associate with the stereotypical characters of the art world, presenting the artist’s career as a nostalgic, commercially constructed fantasy of bohemian tropes: the studio visit with its ritualized exchanges, the conventions of exhibition-making, the premises of Singer’s own art production, as well as happenings and parties. The interiors she paints are crowded with partly abstract figures and objects ruled, it seems, by masks, mirrors, and shadows that take on a life of their own and form a net beneath which they are trapped. These playfully humorous scenes revisit the building blocks of august painterly traditions, generating a confrontation between Singer’s art and its own history. With their reliance on computer graphics freeware to inform their aesthetic, her paintings reflect a late capitalist assumption that connectivity, communication, and especially production within digital and social spheres are themselves economic assets.

Venue

Secession

Galerie
Friedrichstraße 12
1010 Wien

Current Dates

  • Sun. 11 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 13 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 14 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 15 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 16 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 17 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 18 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 20 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 21 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

December

  • Fri. 23 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 24 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tue. 27 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 28 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 31 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

January 2017

  • Sun. 01 Jan 2017, noon - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 03 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 04 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 05 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 06 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 07 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 08 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 10 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 11 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 12 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 13 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 14 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 15 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 17 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 18 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 19 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 20 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 21 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 22 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.