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”.
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