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Wynne Greenwood

concealer

June 24July 22, 2006

This image illustrates a link to the exhibition titled Wynne Greenwood: concealer

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Wynne Greenwood, concealer, 2006, Video installation, concealer, tealights, various objects,  dimensions variable, film still

Wynne Greenwood
concealer, 2006

Wynne Greenwood, concealer, 2006, Video installation, concealer, tealights, various objects,  dimensions variable, film still

Wynne Greenwood
concealer, 2006

Wynne Greenwood, concealer, 2006, Video installation, concealer, tealights, various objects,  dimensions variable, film still

Wynne Greenwood
concealer, 2006

Wynne Greenwood, concealer, 2006, Video installation, concealer, tealights, various objects,  dimensions variable, film still

Wynne Greenwood
concealer, 2006

Press Release

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to present work by Wynne Greenwood in the project space. Greenwood re-enacts interactions with her domestic world, her home – sometimes as performance and sometimes as installed video projection in moments of abandoned self-consciousness. These moments are repeated and practiced in the gallery, with a plastic tub for a sink, a pile of berries, a bucket of water, eyeliner, and mirrors. Greenwood uses the physical evidence of these private, solitary acts to draw the suggestion of them on her public face. She performs for a mirror, for two video cameras and, at times, for a live person, asking about the presence of a witness on the meaning of an action. One camera tapes the set-up domestic world as parts of it are pushed and pulled out of the frame, sometimes coming back changed. The second camera tapes the artist’s body, squatting, leaning, reaching, and bending out of the camera’s view to rest her head in the sink, apply make-up, and interact with these objects. The interactions themselves are not visible in the camera frames. When installed as video projections, the objects are projected in one room, Greenwood’s body in a second room across, leaving the un-taped, implied action to occupy the space between the two rooms, the hallway, the place where the gallery viewers move, walking from one room to the other.

We live daily in the absence of witnessed action. Our culture pushes us, but we don’t see the push. What does this mean for us? (Wynne Greenwood, June 2006)

The artist is known for her performances as Tracy and the Plastics, a girl band consisting of three musicians who are all personified by Wynne Greenwood. Other projects include collaborations with Fawn Krieger and K8 Hardy. Her work has been shown recently in solo exhibitions and performances at the Hayward Gallery, London, UK, at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, at Reena Spaulings Fine Arts, New York, NY, Foxy Productions, New York, NY and at The Kitchen, NYC, curated by Debra Singer and Sacha Yanow. Group exhibitions and performances include New Report, The F Word, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, Tracy + the Plastics, TBA Festival, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, Tracy + the Plastics, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, What is Human?, Transmodern Age Festival of Experimental Performance , Baltimore, MD, Tracy + the Plastics, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, and Hot Topic and On the Verge, videos for Le Tigre live performance, world tour 2004-2005.