August 3rd, 2018

“Dead Eden” at Lyles & King

Documentatiuon of art work by Jessie Makinson for Dead Eden at Lyles and Kind 2018 This Happened © Nick Paton

Artists: Ivana Bašić, Chris Dorland, Vivian Greven, Rachel Howard, Sanam Khatibi, Erica Mahinay, Jessie Makinson, Lionel Maunz, France-Lise McGurn, Ryan Mrozowski, Autumn Ramsey, Urara Tsuchiya, Jala Wahid

Venue: Lyles & King, New York

Exhibition Title: Dead Eden

Date: June 6 – August 3, 2018

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"Dead Eden" at Lyles & King

"Dead Eden" at Lyles & King

"Dead Eden" at Lyles & King

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of Lyles & King, New York

Press Release:

Eden is a mythical place, a utopia lost, an idea of nature corrupted by human fallibility. The exhibition Dead Eden examines sex, death, and violence against the conception of the edenic state, questioning whether it ever existed or if, in fact, nature contains a worm corrupting it from inside. At a time of political instability, nascent fascism, and environmental degradation, Thanatos and Eros loom darkly.


Ivana Basic (b. 1986, Belgrade) lives in New York. She will exhibit in the Athens Biennale, Athens in October 2018, and the Belgrade Biennale, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran and Danielle Kvaran, Belgrade in September 2018. She has exhibited in Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016 at Whitney Museum of Art, New York; Immortalism at Kunstverein Freiburg; Through the hum of black velvet sheep at Malborough Contemporary, New York (solo); Without a Body at Andrea Rosen Gallery.

Chris Dorland (b. 1978, Montreal) lives in New York. He is director-at-large at Magenta Plains. His has had solo exhibitions at Lyles & King, New York; Super Dakota, Brussels; Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago. Group exhibitions include Sikkema Jenkins, New York; and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York. His work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Bronx Museum of Art, New York; and Neuberger Museum of Art, New York. He is represented by Lyles & King and Super Dakota, Brussels.

Vivian Greven (b. 1985, Bonn) lives in Düsseldorf. She has exhibited in A Painter’s Doubt: Painting & Phenomenology at Salzberger Kunstverein, Saltzburg; GRAZIA at Aurel Scheibler, Berlin (solo); BUDUMN at Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf (solo); Eyes Wide Shut at STRABAG Art Forum; Vienna (solo). Greven is represented by Aurel Scheibler, Berlin.

Rachel Howard (b. 1969, County Durham) lives in Gloucestrshire. Solo exhibitions include Paintings of Violence at Mass MoCA, North Adams (solo); Repetition is Truth – Via Dolorosa at Newport Street Gallery, London (solo); Der Kuss at Blain|Southern, London (solo); Rachel Howard – New Paintings at Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles (solo); and group exhibitions at The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas; Serpentine Gallery; London; Marianne Boesky, New York; Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples. Howard is represented by Blain|Southern, London.

Sanam Khatibi (b. 1979, Tehran) lives in Brussels. Solo exhibitions include Rivers in Your Mouth at rodolphe janssen, Brussels; and Le jardin decomposé at Super Dakota, Brussels. She has exhibited in group exhibitions at Museu Coleccāo Berardo Arte Moderna e Contemporânea, Lisbon; CRAC Occitanie, Sète; Musée d’Art Contemporain; Marseille; and Christine König Gallery, Vienna. Khatibi is represented by rodolphe janssen, Brussels.

Erica Mahinay (b. 1986, Kansas City) lives in Los Angeles. She will have a solo exhibition at T293, Rome in Fall 2018, and a solo exhibition at Lyles & King, New York in Spring 2019. Previous exhibitions include Softly, Boldly at Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles (solo); Thin Skins, Infinity Pools and Sand Slumps, Fused Space/Jessica Silverman, San Francisco (solo); and The Go Between: A Selection of Emerging International Artists from the Ernesto Esposito Collection at Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples. Mahinay is represented by Lyles & King and T293, Rome.

Jessie Makinson (b. 1985, London) lives in London. She has exhibited in BioPerversity at Nicodim Gallery in Bucharest and Los Angeles; Breaking Shells at Koppel Room, London; and Fake French at Roman Road, London.

France-Lise McGurn (b. 1983, Glasgow) lives in Glasgow. She will have a solo exhibition with Frutta, Rome in Fall 2018. Recent exhibitions include Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired by Her Writings at Tate St. Ives, UK; Archaos at Alison Jacques Gallery, London (solo); Mondo Throb at Bosse & Baum, London (solo); The Old Things at Crèvecoeur, Paris; Sexting at Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Only with a light touch will you write well, freely and fast at Supplement, London (solo).

Lionel Maunz (b. 1978 Washington, D.C.) lives in New York. Solo exhibitions include In the Sewer of Your Body at Bureau, New York; Discover of Honey / Work of the Family, The Contemporary Austin, Austin. He has exhibited in group exhibitions at Klemm’s, Berlin; MoMA PS1, Queens; Cantacuzino Palace, Bucharest; Ramiken Crucible, New York. Maunz is represented by Bureau, New York.

Ryan Mrozowski (b. 1981, Pennsylvania) lives in New York. He has had solo exhibitions at Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles; On Stellar Rays, New York; Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin. He has exhibited in group exhibitions at Arcade, London; Marianne Boesky, New York; Chapter NY, New York; Kate Werble Gallery, New York.

Autumn Ramsey (b. 1976 Chicago) lives in Chicago. She will have a solo exhibition with Chapter NY in Fall 2018. She has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Crèvecour, Paris; Park View / Paul Soto, Los Angeles. She has exhibited in group exhibitions at Rob Tufnell, Cologne; Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin; Simon Subal Gallery, New York; and Swiss Institute, New York. Ramsey is represented by Galerie Crèvecour and Chapter NY.

Urara Tsuchiya (b. 1979, Japan) lives in London. Exhibitions include Room Service at Union Pacific, London (solo); Kevin Space, Vienna (solo); Chateaux Double Wide with Zoe Williams at Glasgow International, Glasgow, and Neo-Pagan Witch Bitch, curated by France-Lise McGurn & Lucy Stein at Evelyn Yard, London. Tsychiya is represented by Union Pacific, London.

Jala Wahid (b. 1988, London) lives in London. She is co-editor of SALT. Contemporary Art and Feminism Magazine. She has been in exhibitions at Seventeen, London; Arcadia Missa, London; The Sunday Painter, London; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles; The Koppel Project, London.

Link: “Dead Eden” at Lyles & King

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