Nash Glynn, Sam Penn, Ser Serpas


Nash Glynn, Sam Penn, Ser Serpas

February 3rd - March 19th, 2023

Friday, February 3rd, 6-8pm

Saturdays and Sundays from February 3rd to March 19th or by appointment

Press release by hannah baer, January 2023

[To be read aloud]

women and girls, a defended category, who gets to talk about defended categories, who gets to talk about women and girls, who gets to align themselves with women and girls;

better yet, who gets to look at women and girls, who gets to look inside women and girls, who gets to know what’s happening with women and girls, who gets to decide what happens to women and girls;

better yet still who decides who gets to know what women and girls see, who knows what they look at, who gets to see what they sense, what they perceive, what they suspect, who stares back at them, if you could answer these questions you could make a lot of money, it doesn’t have to be political, women and girls can just be for money;

who is who of women and girls, who’s who of people who look at women and girls, who knows all the women and all the girls, who knows all the people who look at them, who touch them, who think about touching them when the women and girls are not in the room, who hold the women and girls in their minds, who in their minds are holding the women and girls, who are holding themselves in their hands while holding the women and girls in their minds, who is who does this;

even better yet still, who gets to stare at women and girls without worrying about them staring back, who gets to look at them and inside them just as they are, no heisenberg, no observer bias, not a fantasy not a picture, the real thing just as she/they is, a real woman and/or girl, the genuine article, the real deal, the main attraction, straight no chaser, just getting to see inside of her/them, just getting to look at her body and her insides, just getting to identify her/them, just getting to say what kind she is, undefended, just really open to you, looking at her; don’t worry she’s not looking back you can stare, you should stare, look at her slash they, look as closely as you want she can’t hear you or smell you, she’s not looking back at you just look at her, she’s not defended anymore, you’re OK, don’t worry she’s right here for you to look at.

how delicious, how lucky you feel, to see what she sees, to know what she saw, to know, from seeing her, how she sees you, a network of meaning like a cloak for you to wear, what did the women and girls think of me, how did they/the women and girls see me/I/us, how did I get seen and held, how did the women and girls look at me, how did they hold me in their gaze, how did they make me whole by beholding me, how did they make my hole open when they held me, how did women and girls make me whole?
Nash Glynn (b. 1992) is a painter living in New York City. She received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and MFA from Columbia University. She has had solo shows at Participant Inc. (New York), OCDChinatown (New York), and Veilmetter (Los Angeles). Her work is held in the permanent collection of the Tate Modern (London).

Sam Penn (b. 1998) is an artist living in Manhattan. She received a BA in film studies from The New School. Her photo work has been featured in Artforum, Interview Magazine, and Cultured. Selected fashion clients include Vaquera, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, and Telfar.

Ser Serpas (b. 1995) lives and works between New York, Paris and Tbilisi. She has had solo exhibitions internationally, including at Swiss Institute, New York; LUMA Westbau, Zürich; Ludlow 38, New York; and Quinn Harrelson/Current Projects, Miami. Selected group exhibitions include SIREN (some poetics), Amant, New York; The Puppet Show, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève,; Oxygen Biennial 2021 - Rites of Passage, Tbilisi; Dora Budor: Autoreduction, Progetto, Lecce; Ouverture, Pinault Collection, La Bourse de Commerce, Paris; and Made in LA 2020, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. She has published the following books: Guesthouse, Kona Books, Tbilisi (2021); Carman, Based on the Opera, König Books, London, UK (2018); Shade the King, Capricious, New York; amores perros, Publishing House, New York (both 2017). During her exhibition at SI, Serpas will release By the Highway, a book made in collaboration with Rafik Greiss with an essay by Dora Budor, published by Distanz, Berlin.

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