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Katherine Bernhardt solo show "Greene" at Canada, LES


Green is Katherine Bernhardt’s fifth solo show with the gallery and finds the artist oscillating between optimism and dread. Bernhardt uses green to allude to jungles, money, grass, smoggy air pollution, barf, and envy. Green also refers to Soylent Green the classic dystopian movie, which tells the story of environmental collapse and moral decline. The paintings depict robotic killer bees, huge avocados, Garfield, bottles of Coke, Nike swooshes and manufactured crap that is contrasted with the delights of nature. Bernhardt has also made a series of painted wood sculptures which augment and extend her painted forms; they are hybrids of flora, fauna and furniture painted tropical day-glo pink. READ MORE HERE
 

Photo & text: Canada Website

Image caption: Direct Flight, 2017. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas. 114 x 318 in (289.56 x 807.72 cm)

Earlier Event: December 13
Anselm Kiefer at The Met Breuer
Later Event: January 11
Stephen Shore at 303 Gallery, Chelsea