artist / participant
Sadie Benning: Shared Eye
February 10–April 30, 2017
Opening: February 9, 2017
Shared Eye is the first institutional solo show in Europe for Sadie Benning (b. 1973 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA; lives and works in New York). The American artist is perhaps best known for her precocious video work, begun at age 15, which won her awards and visibility throughout the 1990s on the experimental film circuit. She is less known for the painterly and photographic practice she has forged in the years since, and which this exhibition aims to highlight in what will be the artist’s largest show to date. Bringing together a body of new work that is somewhere between sculpture, painting, and photography, each piece is built up from colored resin, mounted digital snapshots, found photographs, objects, shelf-like protrusions, and painted elements that reflect on American politics, lived experience, and the poetry of the everyday.
Shared Eye is a collaboration with the Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA.