“We want to be like the mirror, but we’re all over the shop; we’re more like sculpture than we are like pictures. We’ve got backsides and insides, and we see everything from an interior that mixes up whatever we see with memories and fantasies and other images and wishful thinking of all descriptions.”
From Leslie Dick’s feature On Repetition: Nobody Passes in the current issue of X-TRA.
Zackary Drucker and Leslie Dick use this text and the current exhibition at Luis De Jesus to consider passing.
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For more about the exhibition and Luis De Jesus Gallery: www.luisdejesus.com
Join us to celebrate our Fall issue and the beginning of our 17th year.
See Zackary Drucker & Rhys Ernst’s exhibition POST / RELATIONSHIP / X on its final day.
Share some snacks and refreshments with us.
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by Luis De Jesus Gallery
2685 S La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Leslie Dick is a writer who teaches in the Art Program at CalArts. She is also currently a Visiting Critic in Sculpture at Yale.
Zackary Drucker is an artist who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. Her participatory art works complicate established binaries of viewer and subject, insider and outsider, and male and female in order to create a complex image of the self. The disciple of a silenced, ghettoized community, Drucker uses a range of creative devices that all strive towards the portrayal of bodily identity, her own and that of others, obsessively infusing visual media—photographs, videos and performance art—with acute, masochistic emotional compulsions. Conceiving, discovering, and manifesting herself as “a woman in the wrong world,” her work is rooted in cultivating and investigating under-recognized aspects of transgender history. Interested in obliterating language obstacles, pulverizing identity disorders and revealing dark subconscious layers of outsider agency, Drucker disarms audiences and uses her body to illicit desire, judgment, and voyeuristic shame from her viewer.
Zackary Drucker earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007 and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in numerous museums, galleries, and film festivals including the 54th Venice Biennale–Swiss Off-Site Pavilion; Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Switzerland; L.U.C.C.A. Museum of Contemporary Art, Lucca, IT; Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; MOMA PS1; Deitch Projects; Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte; Invisible Exports in New York; and Jerome Zodo, Milan. In Los Angeles, her performances, films and videos have been seen at the Hammer Museum, REDCAT, L.A.C.E., Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, and Human Resources. She lives and works in Los Angeles and is represented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.
Images from POST / RELATIONSHIP / X courtesy of the artists and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.
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