A Composition of Intimate and Public Truths: Trisha Baga, Nicole Miller, and Matthew Rana
November 19, 2016 – January 7, 2017
Photos by Christopher Smith and Mario Gallucci
(demographic research, Sesame Street, comedy, the intense autobiography, clairvoyance, dreams, care-of-the-self, Nijinsky, internet, mimicry, and Madonna).
Trisha Baga lives and works in New York generating mainly video and performance work through a multi-disciplinary practice that engages the formal languages and concerns of sculpture, painting, cinema, music, photography, comedy, and fiction, using common things to guide phenomenological compositions about the acts of looking and recognizing, and the gap in between. She is a recent nominee of the Nam June Paik award. Recent solo exhibitions include Greene Naftali, New York; Zabludowicz Collection, London; Gio Marconi, Milan; Peep-Hole, Milan; Societe, Berlin; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Greene Naftali, New York.
Nicole Miller lives and works in Los Angeles. Her films and installations explore the transformative capabilities of the moving image to reconstruct interpretations of self and culture. Recently, Miller has had solo exhibitions at Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva; the High Line, New York City; and Kunst Werke in Berlin. She has also shown at LAXART, Los Angeles, and her work has been featured in major museum exhibitions such as Made in LA at the Hammer Museum; Fore at the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; and the Dallas Biennale at Dallas Contemporary. Last year she completed an eighteen-month project with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Matthew Rana is an artist and writer. His work, which spans poetry, performance, and critical writing, focuses on intersections of art and language with an emphasis on hybrid forms and self-writing. He has presented work at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; SITE Santa Fe; CAC Vilnius; and Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, among others. Matthew is the author of two poetry collections The Theory of the Square (Torpedo Press, 2014) and Holiday Poems (Varv Varv, 2015). He lives in Malmö, Sweden.