Sheree Hovsepian

May 11, 2019 to June 22, 2019
Sheree Hovsepian
980 Madison Avenue
New York - 10075 NY
Higher Pictures is pleased to present new work by Sheree Hovsepian. This is the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery.

In two new series of photographs and assemblages, Hovsepian continues to explore the studio as a site of experimentation and the camera as an apparatus that simultaneously reveals and conceals information. In a set of black-and-white prints, a nude female figure poses and performs in the studio partially obscured by shaped pieces of board that she holds in front of her body. The boards' arced lines mirror and extend the figure's own contours-the curve of her back, the taper of her waist, the crook of her arm-while the straight edges interrupt and bisect her body.

The semicircular form the figure holds echoes across each of the unique assemblage pieces, appearing variously as shadow, image, and solid object. Hovsepian's layered constructions of photograms, photographs, and clay make connections between photography and ceramics, both made by impressions (of light or of the hand) and with the use of chemistry and machine. The string drawings evoke new-age craft, as in one work in which the lengths of string resemble rays of sunlight beaming down on a composition of celestial and earthly bodies.

Sheree Hovsepian (b. 1974) earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Team Bungalow, Los Angeles (with Paul Mpagi Sepuya, 2019), Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (2018), and Higher Pictures (2017). Recent group exhibitions include Seductive Reduction, CHART Gallery, New York (2019); Material Gestures, Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago (2019); and Where Do We Stand?, The Drawing Center, New York (2017). Hovsepian's work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bronx Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. She lives and works in New York City.

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