Palai 2021

The Meeting is pleased to participate in “Palai” at the Palazzo Tamborino-Cezzi in Lecce, Italy from July 23rd through September 15th, 2021.

 

The Meeting will present a selection of paintings from an international and cross-generational roster of five individual artists and one artist collaboration: Regina Bogat, Horacio Alcolea Crespo, Alfred d’Ursel, Jutta Koether, Beaux Mendes, and BREYER P-ORRIDGE/Eric Heist

 

The paintings included in the The Meeting’s presentation at Palai deal with the phenomena of the physical world and human nature through abstraction and representational imagery.  

 

In Regina Bogat’s abstract painting Wuxi, 1994, her signature painted wood sticks provide perspective for the golden yellow landscape she experienced while traveling in China, as well as her appreciation for the Scholar Gardens of Jiangsu Province, which seek to recreate natural landscapes in miniature.  

 

A self-taught artist, Horacio Alcolea Crespo’s colorful and expressionistic landscape is positioned on its side appears to raise question ideas of authorship and originality.  While Alfred d’Ursel’s questions the trust, we put into images we are confronted with daily. 

 

Jutta Koether’s Leibhaftige Malerei (red version) (2007), represents an aspect of Koether’s practice drawing upon art historical references and reproduces Sandro Botticelli’s The Story of Nastagio Degli Onesti: The Disembowelment of the Woman Pursued (1483-87).

 

Beaux Mendes’s process often begins in plein-air: adolescent woodland, old-growth forests.  By assigning and simultaneously denying the attachment of language in their work, Mendes foregrounds a trans-identity that locks meaning as it’s on the brink of resolution.

Lastly, the collaborative work of the late Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Eric Heist is based on a new, sequentially ordered, silkscreened gender-indeterminate details of bodies on square surfaces from Candy Factory: pop-infused images and bodies without sex, age, class, or race; a symbol for the one as well as the multiple. The name for the project combines Candy Darling and Factory Records, an overlapping of art and music. 

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JUTTA KOETHER
Leibhaftige Malerei (red version), 2007
Oil on canvas
23 1/2 × 31 1/2 in / 60 × 80 cm

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REGINA BOGAT
Wuxi, 1994
Acrylic, ink, and wood on canvas
50 × 60 in / 127 × 152.4 cm
Courtesy of Zürcher Gallery, New York / Paris. Photo: © Jean Vong

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BEAUX MENDES
Untitled, 2018
Oil and acrylic on board
24 × 15 1/2 in / 61 × 39 cm

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HORACIO ALCOLEA CRESPO
Too Late or Too Early, Too Early, 2021
Oil on canvas
67 × 47 in / 170 × 120 cm

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ALFRED D’URSEL
Untitled, 2020
Oil on wood
39 1/2 × 27 in / 100 × 68.5 cm
Courtesy the artist and dépendance, Brussels. Photo: © Kristien Daem

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BREYER P-ORRIDGE / ERIC HEIST
Untitled (30 22 22 16), Candy Factory, 2020
Silkscreen on canvas panel
22 × 22 × 1 1/2 in / 56 × 56 × 3.8 cm

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BREYER P-ORRIDGE / ERIC HEIST
Untitled (30 22 22 17), Candy Factory, 2020
Silkscreen on canvas panel
22 × 22 × 1 1/2 in / 56 × 56 × 3.8 cm