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“Good Company: The Remix” at Anat Ebgi
February 6, 2021 - March 6, 2021
Anat Ebgi opened their new Wilshire gallery space in early December with a group show called “Good Company,” co-organized with former MOCA curator, Paul Schimmel. As if the usual six-week exhibition wouldn’t quite mark the milestone, the gallery has stretched the exhibition out through May, rotating the works and artists to form three back-to-back shows.
While the exhibition largely celebrates the gallery’s growing roster of artists, it also looks back at Anat Ebgi’s 10 year history, while also including a couple of artists that have shown in the new space prior — the space was previously Marc Foxx Gallery. Across the three exhibitions, various artist pairings allow for surprising and subtle throughlines to emerge. It’s the last week to catch the current iteration called “The Remix,” where you’ll be greeted by Samantha Thomas’ colorful pleated canvas works
In the gallery space, Cosmo Whyte’s re-upholstered airline chairs give the seating a floral upcycling. The chairs sit on a pallet above a pile of broken china. They’re flanked by Neil Raitt’s oil painting “Cayambe (Arizona Edit),” in which a desert landscape repeats itself across the canvas, as if drawn using the “clone stamp” tool in Photoshop.
Tina Girouard’s central installation is a large banner made of floral fabrics that hangs parallel to the ground, mirrored by linoleums in matching florals on the floor below. It provides a central thesis of sorts: Across the show, nature is hemmed in by human-intervention and manipulation.
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Photo: “Good Company: The Remix” at Anat Ebgi (installation view). Image courtesy of the artist and Anat Ebgi Gallery.