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Wynne Greenwood

How We Pray

April 30July 14, 2011

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Wynne Greenwood

Wynne Greenwood

Wynne Greenwood, The Women's Spa, 2011, Muslin, thread, dye and foam; 4 single channel DVD's with sound, looped, Dimensions variable

Wynne Greenwood
The Women's Spa, 2011

Wynne Greenwood, Black and white floor mat, 2011, Keith Haring bag, cotton, thread, batting and dye, 36" x 18 1/2" x 1/2"

Wynne Greenwood
Black and white floor mat, 2011

Wynne Greenwood, Pink floor mat, 2011, American Apparel bag, cotton, thread, batting and dye, 38 1/2" x 24" x 1/2"

Wynne Greenwood
Pink floor mat, 2011

Wynne Greenwood, Green floor mat, 2011, Target African print bag, cotton, thread, batting and dye, 36" x 20" x 1/2"

Wynne Greenwood
Green floor mat, 2011

Wynne Greenwood, Black floor mat, 2011, Pleather Liz Claiborne bag, cotton, thread, batting and dye, 30" x 25 1/2" x 1/2"

Wynne Greenwood
Black floor mat, 2011

Wynne Greenwood, Poor Medusa, 2011, Still from digital video, clay animation

Wynne Greenwood
Poor Medusa, 2011

Press Release

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to present a solo exhibition and a performance of Wynne Greenwood in the fourth gallery. For this exhibition, Greenwood constructs a women’s spa in the gallery to look at security, transformation and mythic interaction. The space of the spa is suggested with hand-dyed fabric flooring and video projection. The fabric floor extends upwards into space through three 3-D soft sculpture forms.

As the soaking pools, the videos in the show are loose prayers of noticing and un-isolation. For the video “Pregnant Medusa,” Greenwood puts Medusa and Pebbles Flintstone into relationship to engage symbols and archetypes of woman behavior and being. Taking these myths out of isolation allows for transformation of the cartoonish experience of being stuck in one role. In “Rose, Wall, Purpose,” Greenwood further explores the experience of isolated subject-hood through a collage of physical movement with the camera and acknowledgement of the frame.

Viewers are invited to sit on floor mats, made from old purses and bags. Greenwood has dyed fabric to match the bags’ patterns, woven the strips of fabric into baskets, and then cut them open to lie on the floor as mats. Forms designated to hold, to possess, unfold into locations, places to be here. Security is not held in the ownership of an idea, but rather in the participation with it. Greenwood will perform in the gallery as the space of the spa.

Wynne Greenwood received her MFA in 2004 at the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions, partially in collaborations with Fawn Krieger and K8 Hardy, at the Moore Space, Miami, FL; at the Hayward Gallery, London, UK; at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; at Reena Spaulings, New York; Foxy Productions, New York; and at The Kitchen, New York. Group exhibitions and performances include The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art and Politics, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, Harvard University; a screening curated by Stanya Kahn and Harry Dodge, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Dead Already, Reena Spaulings, NY, screenings curated by Kim Gordon and Jutta Koether; USA: American Video Art at the Beginning of the 3rd Millennium, 2nd Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar Kvaran, and Hans Ulrich Obrist; Media Burn, TATE, London, curated by Emma Dexter; 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.

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is located at 6006 Washington Blvd in Culver City, 1 block west of La Cienega at Sentney Avenue, on the south side of the street. Gallery parking is available across the street from the gallery off of Sentney Avenue. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am – 6 pm and by appointment.