Renée Green “Excerpts A.1”


poster for Renée Green “Excerpts A.1”
[Image: Renée Green "Untitled" (1985) Acrylic and plaster on canvas, 60 x 48 in.]

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Bortolami Gallery presents Renée Green’s second exhibition with the gallery, bringing together a series of paintings and gouaches produced between 1985 and 1987. Presented for the first time, these richly layered paintings provide dream-like narratives stemming from the time spent by the artist in Mexico during the 1980s, as well as that decade’s US-backed political violence and societal turmoil in Central and South America. The images call to mind the equivocal storytelling of Green’s 1994 bilingual novel, Camino Road, tracing a New York art student’s illusive reminiscence of a road trip to Mexico.

For the past four decades, Green’s process has been accretive, with artworks created through her prolific career combining to generate their own novel systems and taxonomies. Her practice has also been marked by a clear intertextuality, sliding seamlessly between text, film, sound, and art objects. With these strategies in mind, the exhibition is flanked by the presentation of two new books: Pacing (2020), a monograph detailing the artist’s multiyear project at Harvard’s Carpenter Center and a cycle of interrelated exhibitions, and Camino Road (1994), re-printed this year by Primary Information.

Book launch: Thursday 8 July, 5 - 8 pm



from June 18, 2021 to July 31, 2021

Opening Reception on 2021-06-18 from 17:00 to 20:00


Renée Green

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