Honey at Bodega

Artists: Mitchell Algus, Aria Dean, Jill Mulleady, Narcissister, Stewart Uoo

Exhibition title: Honey

Venue: Bodega, New York, US

Date: September 13 – October 21, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Bodega, New York

Bodega is happy to present a group exhibition of the work of 5 artists.

Jill Mulleady’s three paintings on disembodied car windows are created in reverse—the first marks made are those closest to the surface. The speed embedded in the material support and the method of painting contrasts with the work’s spectral imagery: sea creatures on the ocean floor, the face of a horse, and a collection of three skulls.

Narcissister’s collages combine pages from modern and contemporary art books with figures from adult magazines, highlighting relationships between race, class, gender and sexuality in dominant art narratives. Narcissister is widely known for her performances and sculpture that incorporate live bodies and these collages constitute research for unrealized or unrealizable sculpture.

Mitchell Algus’s ornately tufted pillow, Doll V, rests in a clear vitrine. It is the most recent in a decades-spanning series of hand-made pillows, or “dolls.” Algus’s studio practice runs alongside his eponymous New York gallery, founded in the early 90s.

Stewart Uoo’s Fuck Them All (Test) depicts multiple Grindr profile pics arranged in a grid to form a larger figure. Grindr is a geosocial mobile app designed to help men meet other men in their area and is widely used for casual hookups.

Aria Dean’s work, cipher (3), is comprised of a wall text written in reverse coupled with a baroque mirror on an opposing wall with which to read the text conventionally. The structure of the work places the viewer between the original text and its method of transmission. This is the third in a three-part series referencing Ad Reinhardt quotes and refers to a previous work that included Reinhardt’s quote in an encrypted format.

Honey, 2018, exhibition view, Bodega, New York

Honey, 2018, exhibition view, Bodega, New York

Honey, 2018, exhibition view, Bodega, New York

Jill Mulleady, Head of White Horse, 2018, Enamel on Porsche windshield, 33 x 18 in (83.8 x 45.7 cm)

Jill Mulleady, Still Life with Eel & Octopus, 2018, Enamel on Porsche windshield, 29 x 58 in (73.7 x 147.3 cm)

Jill Mulleady, Skål, 2018, Enamel on Porsche windshield, 33 x 18 in (83.8 x 45.7 cm)

Aria Dean, cipher (3), 2018, Mirror, vinyl wall text, Dimensions variable

Aria Dean, cipher (3), 2018, Mirror, vinyl wall text, Dimensions variable

Stewart Uoo, Fuck Them All (Test), 2018, Watercolor on paper, 10.5 x 5.5 in (26.7 x 14 cm)

Mitchell Algus, Doll V, 2018, Fabric and trim in acrylic vitrine, 13 x 29 x 18 in (33 x 73.7 x 45.7 cm)

Mitchell Algus, Doll V, 2018, Fabric and trim in acrylic vitrine, 13 x 29 x 18 in (33 x 73.7 x 45.7 cm)

Narcissister, Studies for Participatory Sculptures, Untitled (Blow job, after Larry Rivers), 2018, Paper, rubber cement, 11.75 x 11 in (29.8 x 27.9 cm)

Narcissister, Studies for Participatory Sculptures, Untitled (Squatting on two columns, after Manfried Wakolbinger), 2018, Paper, rubber cement, 10 x 6.75 in (25.4 x 17.1 cm)

Narcissister, Studies for Participatory Sculptures, Untitled (Showing panties, after Brancusi), 2018, Paper, rubber cement, 12.5 x 9.5 in (31.8 x 24.1 cm)

Narcissister, Studies for Participatory Sculptures, Untitled (Head emerging from platform, after Brancusi), 2018, Paper, rubber cement, 13 x 9.5 in (33 x 24.1 cm)

Narcissister, Studies for Participatory Sculptures, Untitled (Showing butthole, after Fletcher Benton), 2018, Paper, rubber cement, 11.5 x 8.75 in (29.2 x 22.2 cm)

Narcissister, Studies for Participatory Sculptures, Untitled (Joining the group, after Larry Rivers and Richard Kern), 2018, Paper, rubber cement

Narcissister, Studies for Participatory Sculptures, Untitled (Performing an interracial couple, after Larry Bell), 2018, Paper, rubber cement, 17 x 8.5 in (43.2 x 21.6 cm)

Narcissister, Studies for Participatory Sculptures, Untitled (Posing in green wigs, after Tony Smith), 2018, Paper, rubber cement, 10.75 x 8.5 in (27.3 x 21.6 cm)

Narcissister, Studies for Participatory Sculptures, Untitled (Bound to bicycle wheel, after Marcel Duchamp), 2018, Paper, rubber cement, 14.75 x 10.5 in (37.5 x 26.7 cm)

Narcissister, Studies for Participatory Sculptures, Untitled (Spreading and gesturing, after Vanessa Beecroft), 2018, Paper, rubber cement, 13 x 19.25 in (33 x 48.9 cm)

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