Jenny Gagalka at Monaco

Artist: Jenny Gagalka

Exhibition title: racecar

Curated by: Good Weather

Venue: Monaco, St. Louis, Missouri, US

Date: August 3 – September 8, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist, Monaco and Good Weather

In short, the present feels as if it is constituted by emptying out the future to sustain a looping version of a past that never existed. Which means that for at least parts of this trajectory, time indeed runs backwards, from an emptied out future to nurturing a stagnant imaginary past, sustained by disruptive design.

-Hito Steyerl (2016)

Good Weather is excited to present Jenny Gagalka’s second solo exhibition with the gallery at Monaco in St. Louis. racecar is a palindrome built around the title of Gagalka’s first show with the gallery—E—a letter that acts as a stand-in for everything: the engineered rhythm of everyday and its eternal cycle which we embrace and ostensibly race and endure. The stereoscopic installation of a suite of five double-sided paintings perfectly illustrates this palindromatic hover with the imagery of a camel stepping on its own foot. Within the walls of the exhibition space, the curatorial project will present Loss Shopper, a concurrent show by Gagalka’s collaborative drawing project with Los Angeles-based artists Beaux Mendes and William Wasserman, labeled En Plein Error. The exhibitions open Aug 3, 2018 and are on view until Sep 8, 2018.

Jenny Gagalka (b. 1984 Vancouver, British Columbia) lives in Los Angeles, California. She recently graduated from the MFA program at UCLA in Painting & Drawing and is currently a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Monaco is located at 2701 Cherokee St., St Louis, MO 63118. The gallery is an independent project directed by its members (Amanda Bowles, Bruce Burton, Sage Dawson, Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, José Garza, Meghan Grubb, LAB:D (Lyndon Barrois Jr. + Addoley Dzegede), Allison Lacher, Gregg Louis, Cole Lu, Tim Portlock, and US English (Brea McAnally + James McAnally)) and was initiated by The Luminary as a part of its mission to support new artist-centric spaces.