216 pages (36 black & white images and 88 colour images)
Hard back, with various paper stocks interleaved throughout
28 x 23.3cm
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About the publication
Published by Studio Voltaire, London and Koenig Books, London.
This monograph is published on the occasion of Ella Kruglyanskaya's first exhibition in a public gallery outside of the United States at Studio Voltaire, London. The book offers an extensive overview to work produced by the artist in the past five years as well as contributions from Alison M. Gingeras and Matthew Higgs.
About the artist
Ella Kruglyanskaya (b. 1978, Latvia) lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Monster Bathers, Blue Scribble, and Others, Oko, New York (2013); Kendall Koppe Gallery, Glasgow, UK (2013); Woman! Painting! Woman!, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (2013); Ladies Who Punch, Salon 94, New York (2012) and White Room, White Columns, New York (2011). Kruglyanskaya is represented by Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York; Thomas Dane Gallery, London; and Kendall Koppe, Glasgow.
Kruglyanskaya’s paintings vigorously play with the female form, female sexuality and social interaction, her cartoon-like characters are friends and ‘frienemies’ down at the beach, out-and-about, running from a menacing presence: enforced neighbours butting against each other in the tight space of the stretched canvas. These buxom women anticipate an audience, exaggerating both voyeurism and exhibitionism, confronting cultural tropes with bawdy humour.
Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.