GAVLAK Los Angeles is pleased to present Some Sex, Lots of Talking, Betty Tompkins’ third solo exhibition with the gallery. Presented concurrently with the artist’s first international survey, Betty Tompkins: Raw Material, at MO.CO Montpellier Contemporain from June 26 to September 5, Some Sex, Lots of Talking is comprised of new works which expand the artist’s critical practice, exploring iconic depictions of women in classical art and commercial photography to interrogate their coercive and objectifying representational modes.
The convergence of meaning and memory is the foundation for a new body of work by the Brooklyn-based artist Andrew Brischler. Monster features a selection of works on paper, each presenting a unique depiction of the word MONSTER. Composed almost entirely of colored pencil on uniformly sized sheets of drawing paper, the works vary widely in style and composition; some letters trail long dribbles of bright yellow, reminiscent of hastily sprayed aerosol paint, while others waver within queasy, radiating haloes of deep green and peach.