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Chloe Wise - Second Nature


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Chloe Wise
Second Nature

Texts by Kristen Cochrane, José Carlos Diaz, Francesca Gavin, Loreta Lamargese; Interview with Alice Pfeiffer

28 x 22 cm - 11 1/8 x 8 5/8 inches
432 pages
Velvet hardcover
Edition of 2500
Almine Rech Editions

ISBN: 978-2-930573-37-3

What is the midpoint between the ordinary and the excessive? Chloe Wise’s artwork may inhabit this space. Her paintings, sculptures and film works are beautifully over the top. In her canvases filled with figures, or sculptures overwhelmed with drips and reflection, we witness an overflow of desire. Yet, at the same time, something absurd emerges in the banal. An everyday commodity slipping into a dramatic, super-sized group portrait. Beneath it all, Wise is exploring contemporary consumption, desire and politics.

- Francesca Gavin

This monograph is published in conjunction with:

'Of false beaches and butter money' held at Almine Rech Paris from September 5 to October 7, 2017

'Not That We Don't', held at Almine Rech London from April 19 to May 18, 2019

'Second Nature', an online exhibition on view by Almine Rech from August 3 to 13, 2020

'Thank You For The Nice Fire', held at Almine Rech New York from March 4 to April 17, 2021

'And Everything Was True', held at HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark from September 28, 2019 to March 29, 2020

'Fantasy America', held at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, from March 5 to August 30, 2021.

Image of Chloe Wise - Second Nature
Image of Chloe Wise - Second Nature
Image of Chloe Wise - Second Nature
Image of Chloe Wise - Second Nature