January 08 - January 31, 2016
Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm to 7pm
La MaMa Galleria | 47 Great Jones St.
La MaMa Galleria is pleased to present Unwelcome Guest, the first solo show of New York-based artist Zach Bruder. These new works riff variously on still lives, figuration, and landscape, employing a bold, graphic sensibility in portraying aspects of Americana: its domestic architecture, its art history, its myths. As reinterpretations of traditional painterly genres, the works explore each subject as a recursive entity that sprawls outwards or collapses into itself.Unwelcome Guest, as a title, refers to this transitory nature of American life, where both images and people are swept up in their own rise and fall. In a complementary fashion, the title also refers to its function as a backdrop for a series of performances, with a group of artists invited to perform works around the exhibition’s themes of repetition and circularity.
Again! Again! Again! - Sunday, January 31st at 5pm in La MaMa Galleria
Again! Again! Again! – performances by Sophia Le Fraga, maybe (Isaac Pool & Jessica Posner), Sara Grace Powell
Presented in conjunction with Zach Bruder: Unwelcome Guest
About the Artist
Zach Bruder was born in 1984 and lives and works in New York. Recent exhibitions include We agreed the paler tones would make a more subtle statement, curated by Dmitry Komis for Ida Schmid (Brooklyn, NY); Salon Society Edition 2, curated by Fabiola Alondra for Salon Society (Brooklyn, NY);Drift and Pop, curated by Olivia Smith for Orgy Park (Brooklyn, NY); There is no Fact of the Matter as to Whether or not P at 247365 (New York, NY), and Object of Magic, curated by Eneas Capalbo for Moiety (Brooklyn, NY). Bruder received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006.