Kent Merriman Jr. at Bel Ami

Artist: Kent Merriman Jr.

Exhibition title: Ignominious

Venue: Bel Ami, Los Angeles, US

Date: December 1, 2017 – January 12, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Bel Ami, Los Angeles

I like the idea of most people not knowing my painting is photographed here, also the fact that it looks so disregarded that the painting becomes humiliated.

Kent Merriman Jr. (b. 1985) lives and works in Calgary. This is his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.

Kent Merriman Jr., Ignominious, 2017-2018, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

Kent Merriman Jr., Ignominious, 2017-2018, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

Kent Merriman Jr., Ignominious, 2017-2018, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

Kent Merriman Jr., Ignominious, 2017-2018, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

Kent Merriman Jr., Ignominious, 2017-2018, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

Kent Merriman Jr., Box 3, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 56.5 x 42 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Box 3, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 56.5 x 42 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Box 3, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 56.5 x 42 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Box 2, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 73.5 x 53 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Box 2, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 73.5 x 53 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Box 1, 2015, oil and acrylic on canvas, 56.5 x 42 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Box 1, 2015, oil and acrylic on canvas, 56.5 x 42 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Box 1, 2015, oil and acrylic on canvas, 56.5 x 42 in

Kent Merriman Jr., INVADER, 2017, oil, acrylic, mannequin fragment, grommet on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., INVADER, 2017, oil, acrylic, mannequin fragment, grommet on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., INVADER, 2017, oil, acrylic, mannequin fragment, grommet on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., INVADER, 2017, oil, acrylic, mannequin fragment, grommet on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Deplorable Armour, 2015, oil, acrylic, loose wire, metal brackets, burlap, chainlink on canvas, 57 x 47 x 4 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Deplorable Armour, 2015, oil, acrylic, loose wire, metal brackets, burlap, chainlink on canvas, 57 x 47 x 4 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Deplorable Armour, 2015, oil, acrylic, loose wire, metal brackets, burlap, chainlink on canvas, 57 x 47 x 4 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Deplorable Armour, 2015, oil, acrylic, loose wire, metal brackets, burlap, chainlink on canvas, 57 x 47 x 4 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Perhaps an abstract painting, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Perhaps an abstract painting, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Perhaps an abstract painting, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Attain, 2017, oil, acrylic, acrylic hand, metal ring, grommet on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 4 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Attain, 2017, oil, acrylic, acrylic hand, metal ring, grommet on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 4 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Attain, 2017, oil, acrylic, acrylic hand, metal ring, grommet on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 4 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Attain, 2017, oil, acrylic, acrylic hand, metal ring, grommet on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 4 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Simulated Doubt, 2016, oil, acrylic, rebar on canvas, 59 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Simulated Doubt, 2016, oil, acrylic, rebar on canvas, 59 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Simulated Doubt, 2016, oil, acrylic, rebar on canvas, 59 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Imaginatory Encounters, 2017, oil, acrylic, mannequin fragment, peephole, grommet on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Imaginatory Encounters, 2017, oil, acrylic, mannequin fragment, peephole, grommet on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Imaginatory Encounters, 2017, oil, acrylic, mannequin fragment, peephole, grommet on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Imaginatory Encounters, 2017, oil, acrylic, mannequin fragment, peephole, grommet on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Imaginatory Encounters, 2017, oil, acrylic, mannequin fragment, peephole, grommet on canvas, 56.5 x 42 x 1.5 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Peepshow, 2015, oil, acrylic, neon, grommet on canvas, acrylic covering, 57 x 42.5 x 4.75 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Peepshow, 2015, oil, acrylic, neon, grommet on canvas, acrylic covering, 57 x 42.5 x 4.75 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Peepshow, 2015, oil, acrylic, neon, grommet on canvas, acrylic covering, 57 x 42.5 x 4.75 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Untitled, 2017, metal box, oil on wood, concrete, pigments, riesling, found stick, fake ficus leaves, twine, 36 x 15 x 16 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Untitled, 2017, metal box, oil on wood, concrete, pigments, riesling, found stick, fake ficus leaves, twine, 36 x 15 x 16 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Untitled, 2017, metal box, oil on wood, concrete, pigments, riesling, found stick, fake ficus leaves, twine, 36 x 15 x 16 in

Kent Merriman Jr., Ignominious, 2017-2018, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

Kent Merriman Jr., Susbag, 2017, oil on acrylic paint, 1 x 7 x 8 in (approx.)

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