Jen DeNike @ Anat Ebgi Gallery, Nov 14 – Dec 19

, 12 November 2015

Jen DeNike opens a new solo show called If She Hollers, running at LA’s Anat Ebgi Gallery from November 14 to December 19.

DeNike’s exhibition, which follows earlier ones at MoMA, PS1, and KW Berlin, comes as the first video and photography show at the gallery in a long time. Composed of a collection of new video, photography and installation works, the show presents a series of three motifs portraying characters interrogating the “psychogeography” of Hollywood and of LA-at-large and challenging static notions of gender, race and sex—”characters in the transition between race, gender and mass media portrayal”.

Taking the exhibition name from Chester Himes’ 1945 novel If He Hollers, Let Him Go, DeNike “expands on this sense of lost paradise in her new body of work, with characters confronting the limits of gendered roles and struggling to transform themselves in settings laden with thematic significance”.

See the exhibition page for details. **

Jen DeNike, 'Flag Boy' (2007). Video still. Courtesy Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.
Jen DeNike, ‘Flag Boy’ (2007). Video still. Courtesy Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.