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Georgia Gardner Gray -
First monograph dedicated to the young American painter, whose expressive and colorful universe draws on the everyday life in the margins, from bohemians to non-conformists. The publication also presents the Gray's theatrical works and associates the artist's two practices.
This catalogue on the work of Georgia Gardner Gray is the first comprehensive presentation of her artistic practice. In addition to painting, this also includes writing plays, both of which are presented in the book. The artist's own expressive way of painterly reflecting on scenes from everyday life is illustrated by numerous color illustrations of her works. In addition, views from exhibitions, for example in the Kunsthalle Lingen and the Kunstverein in Hamburg, as well as more recently in the Galerie Croy Nielsen in Vienna, show that Georgia Gardner Gray always presents her paintings in a staged manner. In addition, photographs of her theatre performances and the plays written by the artist illuminate the diversity of this area of her practice. A text by the author Steven Warwick on the exhibition at the Kunsthalle Lingen and a conversation between its director Meike Behm and Georgia Gardner Gray provide an intensive insight into the areas of her art.

“Whilst Gray would resolutely state her works aren't ‘about’ anything, she plays with tropes of feminine figures and dandiness in relation to gendered preconceptions of (feminine) performativity. Gray is foremost a painter and prefers not to be defined by her gender.”—Steven Warwick
Published following the artist's exhibition at the Kunsthalle Lingen, as part of the Lingen Art Prize 2018, from September 15 to November 11, 2018.
Georgia Gardner Gray (born 1988 in New York City, lives and works in Berlin) works mainly in the medium of painting, but always presents her paintings in correspondence with objects. In her colourful works, Georgia Gardner Gray reflects codes of behaviour based on the characters on the canvas and questions social conventions. Her works are in the tradition of classical genre painting because she paints everyday scenes and confronts them with contemporary lifestyles of different characters such as punks, groupies or street musicians. In her works, Georgia Gardner Gray also negotiates hierarchies between the sexes, male and female vices and actually fixed role assignments. The artist conveys the unconventional attitude of the Bohemians as exemplary for the current development of a society that prefers experimental forms of life and operates with the ambivalence between self-determination, attitude and freedom.
Edited by Meike Behm.
Texts by Meike Behm, Georgia Gardner Gray, Steven Warwick.

Published with the Kunsthalle Lingen.

published in November 2019
bilingual edition (English / German)
22 x 29 cm (softcover)
176 pages (color ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-6749-382-1
EAN : 9788867493821
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