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Kaari Upson at New Museum


Kaari Upson: Good Thing You Are Not Alone, 2017

This exhibition marks the first New York museum presentation of work by Los Angeles–based artist Kaari Upson (b. 1972, San Bernardino, CA)

In works that encompass drawing, sculpture, video, and installation, Los Angeles–based artist Kaari Upson (b. 1972, San Bernardino, CA) tracks circuitous narratives that weave together elements of fantasy, physical and psychological trauma, and the often-fraught pursuit of an American ideal. Her objects give form to the collective desires, neuroses, and vulnerabilities that haunt the subconscious of popular culture. This presentation, the first New York museum exhibition of Upson’s work, brings together a selection of recent projects by the artist, which interconnect in a web of phantasmagoric images, ideas, and associations. READ MORE

Text: New Museum Website

Photo: New Museum Website. Kaari Upson, Untitled (1000 cans), 2015. Aluminum, 1,000 parts, each 5 × 2 1/4 in (12.7 × 5.7 cm). © Kaari Upson. Courtesy the artist, Massimo De Carlo, and Sprüth Magers. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Earlier Event: May 2
Diane Arbus at Lévy Gorvy
Later Event: May 5
Anselm Kiefer at Gagosian