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A S K E W

DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present A S K E W, a group exhibition featuring works by Lisha Bai, Tom Burckhardt, James Esber, Chie Fueki, Mary Frank, Sharon Horvath, Mark Innerst, Yvonne Jacquette, Suzanne Joelson, Duane Michals, Carrie Moyer, Katia Santibañez, Karen Schifano, Leah Tacha, Barbara Takenaga, and Alexi Worth

Tom Burckhardt, New York Herald

Tom Burckhardt
New York Herald, 2019
Oil on linen, 48 x 56 inches

Over the past years, there has been a globally-shared unsettling of what we have understood as “normal” everyday life. As ideologies and supply chains become more fractured, and too many in power lead with misinformation, truth and fact seem to have taken on a strange flexibility, destabilizing our habits and assumptions in ways that can feel minor one day, overwhelming the next. 

The paintings, photographs, and sculptures in the exhibition reflect the many ways in which we have felt this unsettling, and been forced to look inside ourselves, attempting to reset. They suggest the discomfort—and precarious vitality— that can come from the state of being thrown off, of feeling askew. 

Karen Schifano
Life During Wartime, 2021
Flashe on canvas, 28 x 36 inches

Karen Schifano
Life During Wartime, 2021
Flashe on canvas, 28 x 36 inches

The connections between these works are strengthened by what is absent: groups gathered, realistic portraiture, naturalistic landscapes. Instead, the artists here create abstract or coded meditations on our inner selves, our bodies, the cosmos, and the immediate environment. Like pieces of a puzzle, each fills in some of the subjective contours of our still-assembling sense of this uncomfortable time.

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Karen Schifano, Life During Wartime, 2021. Flashe on canvas, 28 x 36 inches

Karen Schifano
Life During Wartime, 2021
Flashe on canvas, 28 x 36 inches

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Chie Fueki, Josh (Energy Version (Solar Eclipse (Up Up Up))), 2021. Acrylic and mixed media on mulberry paper on wood, 84 x 60 inches

Chie Fueki
Josh (Energy Version (Solar Eclipse (Up Up Up))), 2021
Acrylic and mixed media on mulberry paper on wood, 84 x 60 inches

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Duane Michals, Why Did He Burn the Letter?, c, 1980. Photograph with hand-applied oil paint, mounted on illustration board, 13 1/4 x 19 3/8 inches (image); 15 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches (paper).

Duane Michals
Why Did He Burn the Letter?, c, 1980
Photograph with hand-applied oil paint, mounted on illustration board, 13 1/4 x 19 3/8 inches (image); 15 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches (paper)

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Barbara Takenaga, Surfacing (blue with orange edge), 2021. Acrylic on linen, 54 x 45 inches

Barbara Takenaga
Surfacing (blue with orange edge), 2021
Acrylic on linen, 54 x 45 inches

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James Esber, Sleeper, 2021. Acrylic on PVC panel, 48 x 62 1/2 inches.

James Esber
Sleeper, 2021
Acrylic on PVC panel, 48 x 62 1/2 inches

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Katia Santibañez, Another Place, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 42 x 42 inches

Katia Santibañez
Another Place, 2020
Acrylic on canvas, 42 x 42 inches

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Duane Michals, Jasper Johns, 1972. Collage of four gelatin silver prints, 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

Duane Michals
Jasper Johns, 1972
Collage of four gelatin silver prints, 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

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Carrie Moyer, Spectacular Heart Craze, 2021. Acrylic, glitter, mica, graphite on canvas, 78 x 96 inches

Carrie Moyer
Spectacular Heart Craze, 2021
Acrylic, glitter, mica, graphite on canvas, 78 x 96 inches

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Alexi Worth, Ladder, 2022. Mixed media on mesh, 82 x 46/45 inches

Alexi Worth
Ladder, 2022
Mixed media on mesh, 82 x 46/45 inches

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Mark Innerst, Beacon, 2019. Oil on canvas in the artist's handmade frame, 60 x 36 inches (canvas); 67 1/2 x 43 inches (frame)

Mark Innerst
Beacon, 2019
Oil on canvas in the artist's handmade frame, 60 x 36 inches (canvas); 67 1/2 x 43 inches (frame)

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Leah Tacha, Midnight Textures, 2019. Ceramic with digital decals, 20 x 14 x 9 inches

Leah Tacha
Midnight Textures, 2019
Ceramic with digital decals, 20 x 14 x 9 inches

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Mary Frank, San Miguel, 3/9, 2015-17. Archival pigment print on bamboo paper, 21 1/2 x 16 inches

Mary Frank
San Miguel, 3/9, 2015-17
Archival pigment print on bamboo paper, 21 1/2 x 16 inches

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Karen Schifano, Life During Wartime, 2021. Flashe on canvas, 28 x 36 inches

Karen Schifano
Life During Wartime, 2021
Flashe on canvas, 28 x 36 inches

Chie Fueki, Josh (Energy Version (Solar Eclipse (Up Up Up))), 2021. Acrylic and mixed media on mulberry paper on wood, 84 x 60 inches

Chie Fueki
Josh (Energy Version (Solar Eclipse (Up Up Up))), 2021
Acrylic and mixed media on mulberry paper on wood, 84 x 60 inches

Duane Michals, Why Did He Burn the Letter?, c, 1980. Photograph with hand-applied oil paint, mounted on illustration board, 13 1/4 x 19 3/8 inches (image); 15 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches (paper).

Duane Michals
Why Did He Burn the Letter?, c, 1980
Photograph with hand-applied oil paint, mounted on illustration board, 13 1/4 x 19 3/8 inches (image); 15 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches (paper)

Barbara Takenaga, Surfacing (blue with orange edge), 2021. Acrylic on linen, 54 x 45 inches

Barbara Takenaga
Surfacing (blue with orange edge), 2021
Acrylic on linen, 54 x 45 inches

James Esber, Sleeper, 2021. Acrylic on PVC panel, 48 x 62 1/2 inches.

James Esber
Sleeper, 2021
Acrylic on PVC panel, 48 x 62 1/2 inches

Katia Santibañez, Another Place, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 42 x 42 inches

Katia Santibañez
Another Place, 2020
Acrylic on canvas, 42 x 42 inches

Duane Michals, Jasper Johns, 1972. Collage of four gelatin silver prints, 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

Duane Michals
Jasper Johns, 1972
Collage of four gelatin silver prints, 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

Carrie Moyer, Spectacular Heart Craze, 2021. Acrylic, glitter, mica, graphite on canvas, 78 x 96 inches

Carrie Moyer
Spectacular Heart Craze, 2021
Acrylic, glitter, mica, graphite on canvas, 78 x 96 inches

Alexi Worth, Ladder, 2022. Mixed media on mesh, 82 x 46/45 inches

Alexi Worth
Ladder, 2022
Mixed media on mesh, 82 x 46/45 inches

Mark Innerst, Beacon, 2019. Oil on canvas in the artist's handmade frame, 60 x 36 inches (canvas); 67 1/2 x 43 inches (frame)

Mark Innerst
Beacon, 2019
Oil on canvas in the artist's handmade frame, 60 x 36 inches (canvas); 67 1/2 x 43 inches (frame)

Leah Tacha, Midnight Textures, 2019. Ceramic with digital decals, 20 x 14 x 9 inches

Leah Tacha
Midnight Textures, 2019
Ceramic with digital decals, 20 x 14 x 9 inches

Mary Frank, San Miguel, 3/9, 2015-17. Archival pigment print on bamboo paper, 21 1/2 x 16 inches

Mary Frank
San Miguel, 3/9, 2015-17
Archival pigment print on bamboo paper, 21 1/2 x 16 inches