Press Release

Marina Abramovic, Christine Borland, Ann Hamilton, Iran do Espírito Santo, Cathy de Monchaux, Julie Roberts, Julião Sarmento, Lorna Simpson, Pia Stadtbäumer

Sean Kelly Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition, domestic acts. The exhibition will open on June 23rd and close on August 3rd.

domestic acts reflects the diversity of domestic experience, focusing on residential scenes and narratives from the ordinary and the nostalgic to the quietly sinister. "Home" brings to mind family life, sanctuary, a private world of relaxation and family values, however domestic trappings can take on a variety of powerful psychological overtones. Ominous elements creep in alluding to the darker aspects of the home, ranging from mere sibling rivalry to voyeurism and domestic violence.

Julie Roberts' watercolors of quaint country cottages from her series A Trip Down Memory Lane are at once idyllic and foreboding. In Chair and Table for Non-Human Use by Marina Abramovic a child-sized table and two chairs are elevated on quartz crystals making the ensemble inviting and unusable at the same time. Lorna Simpson's serigraph on felt panels depicts hotel room interiors that question the lines between public and private, domestic and commercial. Iran do Espírito Santo is represented by Fluorescent 1 his mediation on a fluorescent light bulb in stainless steel transforms the banal into an evocative minimalist icon. In Untitled (reserve) by Ann Hamilton a video monitor inset in a tabletop plays a DVD of a looping line slowly etched into glass.

Pia Stadtbäumer's life size sculpture of a child at play ominously conceals a toy gun. A series of coats hanging on the wall each hiding a weapon constitutes Inside Pocket by Christine Borland. Julião Sarmento's imagery is often partially or fully erased, he then draws on top of the erasure, creating fragmented and layered forms, which seem to illustrate disconcerting, mysterious acts and relationships. Cathy de Monchaux's work is embedded with symbolic references, bringing to mind the dramatic end to a romantic relationship, religion, shamanism, social taboos, Freud, Sade, Brothers Grimm, Gothic and Baroque art, but with a distinctively post-modern vision.

Checklist

CATHY DE MONCHAUX
Stepladder, 1987
found steps upholstered in red velvet
79 x 21 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (201 x 55 x 14 cm)
CdM-51

Project Room, clockwise from left:

PIA STADTBÄUMER
Untitled, 2000
color photograph
Edition of 4 (#1/4)
image: 23 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (60 x 40 cm)
framed: 36 1/4 x 28 3/4 in. (92 x 73 cm)
PS-15.1

PIA STADTBÄUMER
Untitled, 2000
color photograph
Edition of 4 (#1/4)
image: 15 3/4 x 23 5/8 in. (40 x 60 cm)
framed: 28 3/4 x 36 1/4 in. (73 x 92 cm)
PS-19.1

PIA STADTBÄUMER
Clara, brown head, crown, chicken, 2000
zellan, watercolor, taxidermied chicken, brass, rhinestones, string
47 1/4 x 15 x 13 inches
120 x 38 x 34.5 cm
PS-10

MARINA ABRAMOVIC
Chair and Table for Non-Human Use, 1992
2 wooden chairs and 1 table with crystal legs, two glasses, gold leaf
overall dimensions variable
MA-88

CATHY DE MONCHAUX
Trolley, 1987
toolbox upholstered in red velvet with bolts and wheels attached
27 x 11 x 18 inches (69 x 28 x 46 cm)
CdM-52

In hallway, clockwise from left:

JULIE ROBERTS
A Drop of Irish, A Trip Down Memory Lane, 2000
Watercolor on hand made paper
image: 22 x 26 inches
(56 x 66 cm)
framed: 27 x 30 5/16 inches
(68.5 x 77 cm)
JR-43

JULIE ROBERTS
Welsh Rock, A Trip Down Memory Lane, 2000
Watercolor on hand made paper
image: 22 x 26 inches
(56 x 66 cm)
framed: 27 x 30 5/16 inches
(68.5 x 77 cm)
JR-45

JULIE ROBERTS
English Rose, A Trip Down Memory Lane, 2000
Watercolor on hand made paper
image: 22 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches
JR-66

JULIE ROBERTS
Scotch Mist, A Trip Down Memory Lane, 2000
Watercolor on hand made paper
image: 22 x 26 inches
(56 x 66 cm)
framed: 27 x 30 5/16 inches
(68.5 x 77 cm)
JR-44

Gallery 2, clockwise from left:

IRAN DO ESPÍRITO SANTO
Untitled, 1999
stainless steel
3 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 3/4 inches (8 x 3.6 x 1.8 cm)
edition of 10
IdES-1

IRAN DO ESPÍRITO SANTO
Fluorescent I, 2000
stainless steel
24 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches (60 x 3 x 4 cm)
edition of 5
IdES-2

CHRISTINE BORLAND
Inside Pocket, 1995
8 Coats with guns
each jacket's dimensions variable, overall dimensions variable
CB-2

CHRISTINE BORLAND
Shoes with .10mm Hole, 1996
Size 5 woman's shoe with hole in right shoe
10 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 inches each
CB-6

JULIE ROBERTS
Restraining Coat with Stand, 2001
oil on acrylic on canvas
72 x 72 inches
JR-70

Main Gallery, clockwise from center:

PIA STADTBÄUMER
Max, newspaper, tattoos, pistol, puppet-coat, 2000
zellan, yellow pigment, acrylic, newspaper, metal, fabric, rhinestones, string
47 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 13 inches
120 x 42 x 33 cm
PS-9

LORNA SIMPSON
The Bed, 1995
serigraph on 4 felt panels with 1 felt text panel
edition of 5, 2 AP'S (#4/5)
36 x 22 1/2" each panel
LS-50.4

CATHY DE MONCHAUX
Sovereign, 1999
Brass, copper, leather, wood, mink, oil on canvas, graphite and chalk
25 x 160 x 5 1/2 inches (63.5 x 406.5 x 14 cm)
CDM-19

JULIÃO SARMENTO
Dentro (3), 1998
mixed media on paper
78 x 58 1/2 inches
JS-0301

JULIÃO SARMENTO
Dentro (5), 1998
mixed media on paper
78 x 58 1/2 inches
JS-0299

LORNA SIMPSON
Interior/Exterior, Full/Empty (No.16), 1997
silver gelatin print, 8-ply archival mat with silkscreened text in artist's frame
Edition of 12, 4 AP's (#9/12)
Image: 15 x 11 3/4 inches
Paper: 20 x 16 inches
Frame: 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
LS-2.16.9

LORNA SIMPSON
Interior/Exterior, Full/Empty (No.11), 1997
silver gelatin print, 8-ply archival mat with silkscreened text in artist's frame
Edition of 12, 4 AP's (#9/12)
Image: 15 x 11 3/4 inches
Paper: 20 x 16 inches
Frame: 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
LS-2.11.9

LORNA SIMPSON
Interior/Exterior, Full/Empty (No.17), 1997
silver gelatin print, 8-ply archival mat with silkscreened text in artist's frame
edition of 12, 4 AP's (# 9/12)
Image: 15 x 11 3/4 inches
Paper: 20 x 16 inches
Frame: 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
LS-2.17.9

LORNA SIMPSON
Interior/Exterior, Full/Empty (No.8), 1997
silver gelatin print, 8-ply archival mat with silkscreened text in artist's frame
Edition of 12, 4 AP's (# 9/12)
Image: 15 x 11 3/4 inches
Paper: 20 x 16 inches
Frame: 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
LS-2.8.9

LORNA SIMPSON
Interior/Exterior, Full/Empty (No.15), 1997
silver gelatin print, 8-ply archival mat with silkscreened text in artist's frame
Edition of 12, 4 AP's (# 9/12)
Image: 15 x 11 3/4 inches
Paper: 20 x 16 inches
Frame: 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
LS-2.15.9

LORNA SIMPSON
Interior/Exterior, Full/Empty (No.4), 1997
silver gelatin print, 8-ply archival mat with silkscreened text in artist's frame
Edition of 12, 4 AP's (#9/12)
Image: 15 x 11 3/4 inches
Paper: 20 x 16 inches
Frame: 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
LS-2.4.9

LORNA SIMPSON
Interior/Exterior, Full/Empty (No.2), 1997
silver gelatin print, 8-ply archival mat with silkscreened text in artist's frame
Edition of 12, 4 AP's (#9/12)
Image: 15 x 11 3/4 inches
Paper: 20 x 16 inches
Frame: 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
LS-2.2.9

LORNA SIMPSON
Interior/Exterior, Full/Empty (No.7), 1997
silver gelatin print, 8-ply archival mat with silkscreened text in artist's frame
Edition of 12, 4 AP's (# 9/12)
Image: 15 x 11 3/4 inches
Paper: 20 x 16 inches
Frame: 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
LS-2.7.9

ANN HAMILTON
Untitled (reserve), 1996/97
Wooden table, 12" laser disk, Laser disc player, LCD monitor and felt
30 x 23 1/2 x 30 inches
AH-19

ANN HAMILTON
Untitled (muff), 1999
silk muff (right hand), glass shelf
dimensions variable
glass shelf: 20 x 15 x 3/8 inches
AH-36
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