02. Artists

Avery Singer

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b. 1987 in New York, where she lives and works

Avery Singer models her pictures with 3D software, projects the resultant sketch onto a canvas and then proceeds to paint it. Most of her pictures, in black and white and frankly constructivist in tone, combine scenes from classic movies with photos and other archival material to form stories that have never taken place outside our collective, fictive memories.

Singer recently showed at the Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo (Turin), the New Museum (New York) and the Kunsthalle Zürich. Her upcoming solo show at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) is scheduled at the end of 2015.


Works


La vie moderne

4 works by Avery Singer,

Avery Singer models her pictures with 3D software, projects the resultant sketch onto a canvas and then proceeds to paint it. Most of her pictures, in black and white and frankly constructivist in tone, combine scenes from classic movies with photos and other archival material to form stories that have never taken place outside our collective, fictive memories. And yet, the figures represented in her paintings are nearly all friends of hers, posing as participants in well-known scenes – a concert, for example, or a happening. The choice of subject, which is a parody of the artistic avant-gardes of the 20th century, gives her paintings an ironic tone while at the same time maintaining an extra ironic distance vis-avis her subjects.

Dancers around an Effigy to Modernism, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
244 x 183 cm
Courtesy Monsoon Art Collection, Londres

European Ego Ideal, 2014
Acrylic on canvas
305 x 254 cm
Collection privée

Happening, 2014
Acrylic on canvas
305 x 254 cm
Collection privée, Berlin

Sad Woman Projecting Libidnal thoughts, 2014
Acrylic on canvas
196 x 221 cm
Collection privée

 

Venues : Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)

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Avery Singer 5 photos
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Avery Singer
4 works by Avery Singer -
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Avery Singer
Dancers around an Effigy to Modernism - 2013
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Avery Singer
European Ego Ideal - 2014
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Avery Singer
Happening - 2014
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Avery Singer
Sad Woman Projecting Libidnal thoughts - 2014
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)