January 23, 2020 - The Kitchen - 2019 Editions Portfolio Program
January 23, 2020

The Kitchen

Clockwise from top left: Virginia Overton, Untitled (cut-offs), 2019. Plywood and paint. Lynn Hershman Leeson, +multiple fACES, 2019. Digital print, Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308gsm (unframed). Cy Gavin, Bodysuit, 2019. Twill fabric with embroidery. Tony Cokes, Untitled (from Evil.71 + the Fall of the Studio), 2019. Screenprint on cast acrylic. Anicka Yi, Untitled, 2019. Resin, paint, silicone, hair, atomizer, fragrance.

2019 Editions Portfolio Program
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The Kitchen is pleased to announce its inaugural art editions portfolio, featuring new works by renowned artists Tony Cokes, Cy Gavin, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Virginia Overton, and Anicka Yi.

Titled Untitled (from Evil.71 + the Fall of The Studio), Tony Cokes’s screenprint on cast acrylic expands on his language-based work incorporating text from philosophers, Black cultural figures, and pop musicians—this time featuring resonant phrases from critic Leah Pires’s Art in America review of Museum für Moderne Kunst’s recent retrospective of Cady Noland.

Artist Cy Gavin departs from canvas to produce a wearable, embroidered jumpsuit. Seeking to make visible personal and political traumas that are often repressed by society, Gavin here embroiders the human body’s interior organs onto the exterior of the garment to embody this “inside-out” ethos literally.

Referring back to her collages from the 1980s, Lynn Hershman Leeson contributes a self-portrait doubling as contemporary still life—taking up the theme of aging while using the presence of the clock to comment on society’s privileging of women’s images and, subsequently, its devaluation of women over time.

In a new sculptural piece, Virginia Overton continues to locate formal power in idiomatic material—birch plywood. The work’s configuration underlines the artist’s sense of play and variability as each of its two elements may be situated behind or under the other. 

Finally, Anicka Yi’s 3D-printed sculpture is fitted with an atomizer of perfume, bringing new layers to her politics of taste, smell, and touch. The object is at once alluring and menacing with its scent, plumage, and teeth-like spikes.

All proceeds from these editions will go directly to artistic fees during The Kitchen’s 2020 Season, playing an essential role in the organization’s ability to support innovative work during the year ahead.

Each artist’s work is in an edition of thirty, with pieces sold separately at USD 2,000. Ten complete portfolios of all five artists’ contributions are available at a discounted price of USD 8,000.

To purchase any of these works—and to see more special editions by Ed Atkins, Dara Birnbaum, Charles Gaines, Paulina Olowska, and others—visit https://thekitchennyc.square.site/shop/2019-editions-portfolio/9.

For questions and other inquiries, please email editions [​at​] thekitchen.org.

Founded as an artists’ collective in 1971 by Steina and Woody Vasulka, The Kitchen is among New York City’s oldest nonprofit spaces, showing innovative work by emerging and established artists across disciplines.

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