Opening reception: February 16th, 6-10pm
Co-Organized by Ever Gold Gallery and Jamie Alexander of Park Life, San Francisco.
Ever Gold Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work from Sadie Barnette. “Composed and Performed” brings together sculpture, installation, and photography to support the at-once boldly minimal yet complex language of Barnette’s work, within which she constructs a visual language system out of sub-culture codes and west coast vernacular, economic formalism, text and abstractions. Her work is concerned with extra-legal economies, luxury as drug, counterfeit capitalism, glitter as hypnotic, outer space as head space, the everyday as gold, family and lived identity experience, and the party.
Also available will be a new limited edition artist book, the latest in Barnette’s interest in zines’ and handmade books’ ability to provide an intimate yet accessible art object that anyone can own. There will be a limited print-run of Barnette’s new artist book released through Park Life at Printed Matters’ LA Book Fair this January, with the official release and signing happening at Ever Gold during the opening reception. Barnette is also currently in an exhibition at the Harlem Studio Museum, Nov 11th- March 10th.
“Sadie Barnette’s deadpan objects/installations… are striking in their quiet incongruity…the works also evince an unadorned lyricism, free of any heavy-handed conceit.”
--Ara H. Merjian, Art Forum 2012.