Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
2006 BFA, Pratt Institute, New York, NY
I know I am when you make me, Clifton Benevento, New York, NY
Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
Three Films – EyeEclipse, The GlowWorm, The Lamp, Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, NY
Clifton Benevento, New York, NY
Project Room, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany
The Tunnel Room, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
Max Hans Daniel, Berlin, Germany
QUATTRO, Interno 4, Bologna, Italy
Reckless Head, curated by Jeanette Mundt, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
Habeas Corpus, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY
In Plain Sight, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY
Exhibition based on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, Curated by Ilan Cohen with Quang Bao, SecondGuest, New York, NY
Gruppenausstellung 3, Société, Berlin, Germany
Sentimental Education, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
From Where You Just Arrived, organized by Ryan Schneider and Jonas Wood, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
BigMinis, CAPC, Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Salad Days, The Journal, New York, NY
August Group Show, curated by Eddie Martinez and Andres Guerrero, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Small Oil Paintings, curated by Eddie Martinez, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany
All the Splendors of the Earth, Part II, curated by Jeff Tranchell, Cave, Detroit, MI
Big Apple, Clifton Benevento, New York, NY
Brooklyn Queens, The Journal, New York, NY
Cleopatra’s Trade Secrets 2, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
They Are Summating, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
If the Dogs are Barking, Artists Space, New York, NY
Single Vision, Apartment Show, New York, NY
Friends and Family, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Emergency Cheesecake, organized by Wade Guyton & Jay Sanders, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
“I know I am when you make me. Jeanette Mundt,” Cura Magazine, September 19
Geoff Tuck, “Kate Costello, Hammer Biennial second visit – Sunday, June 10,” Notes on Looking, June 19
Travis Diehl, “Jeanette Mundt at Michael Benevento,” Artforum, June 2012, p.326
Amanda Parmer, “Jeanette Mundt Does L.A.,” Bomblog, May 3
Antonio Scoccimarro, “Jeanette Mundt at Michael Benevento, Los Angeles,” Mousse Magazine, Issue 32, February/March, p.231
Monica Ramirez-Montagut, M. (ed.), “New American Paintings,” Open Studio Press
“Cleopatra’s: Trade Secrets Week 2,” artlurker.com, April 29
Lauren F. Friedman, “Now See This,” citypaper.net, March 18
William Pym, “Friends and Family,” artforum.com, July 24
September 7 – October 19, 2013
Clifton Benevento is pleased to announce the opening of Jeanette Mundt’s solo exhibition I know I am when you make me.
The artist’s second show at Clifton Benevento consists of two separate but overlapping bodies of work: paintings in space and paintings of space. Bodies both real and representational maneuver through these spaces.
There are partitions in the gallery, walls and platforms that form replicas of interiors. A printed carpet is paired with a mountain range consisting of two peaks, while a woman prepared in athletic gear floats beheaded in ambiguously branded space. Representations of slang for parts of a woman’s body meet an incomplete one. Compiled as a unit within the framework of a replicated interior space, we see a female figure, rended from the real, acknowledging her own detachment while still utilizing the paraphernalia of her phantasy.
Three paintings hang on the gallery’s walls, Mundt’s largest works to date. A background of oil on linen depicting another interior space supports layers of activity constructed out of resin, fiberglass and adhesive vinyl. The interior space provides context for the action. Decals of female figures and slang for female genitalia move through these spaces, generate away from the painted canvas. Here we see a clash of production methods often found in contemporary painting. Painterly gesture floats under hard-edged graphics, constructing a space housing a convocation of gendered codes, created through a process typical to commercial signage. Layers of resin allow light to penetrate the vinyl signs, adding dimension to the flattened interior.
The exhibition will run from September 7 – October 19, 2013; opening reception is Saturday, September 7 from 5-7pm. The gallery is located at 515 Broadway, New York, NY. Tue-Sat, 11am – 6pm. For more information please contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I know I am when you make me. Jeanette Mundt.” Cura Magazine. September 19, 2013.
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