Colette “Love in the Attic…Mermaid in the Closet”

Mitchell Algus Gallery

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Mitchell Algus Gallery presents “Love in the Attic…Mermaid in the Closet,” a new exhibition by Colette.

In 2016, she received a Guggenheim grant for multi media. She was also featured at MoMA PS1’s 40th Anniversary, June - Nov.- 2016 with a monumental new installation/performance “There’s A Mermaid in the Closet.” The space incorporated some of her smaller paintings and sculpture. It’s the same space Colette used in 1976 to create “David’s Wrath” in rooms curated by PS 1 founder Alanna Heiss.

MoMA describes Colette as “a pioneering figure in the history of performance and installation art. She is best knows for her immersive dreamlike environments and her tableaux vivant, created with Baroque inspired rushed fabric, mirrors, photographs, artificial flowers, curios, incandescent lights, paintings, and other autobiographical artifacts. Sometimes, the artist appears in her work in various states of repose.”

Colette’s work has been exhibited across Europe and the United States. Included in the museums and exhibition halls are: the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, PS 1, the Whitney Museum, the New Museum, the Grey Art Gallery, NYC. The MoCA L.A. The New Port Harbor Museum, LA; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas; Palais de Tokio, Paris; The Ludwig Museum, Cologne; Akademie Der lunate, Berlin; The Wolfsburg Museum, Germany and the Neue Gallery, Vienna to highlight a few.



from September 12, 2017 to October 15, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-09-12 from 18:00 to 21:00



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