Avery Singer’spaintings speak to the production and dissemination of works of art. How artworks are made, how artists are “made,” and the interaction between artists, curators, and institutions are themes commonly portrayed in images that are predominantly flat, rendered in grayscale, and inhabited by bodies translated through the signature style of Google’s SketchUp software and other digital tools. Singer creates pictures that are iconographically complex, culled from Internet image searches based in genres and trends inherited from the history of art. Pursuing what she has called “new possibilities for portraying naturalism,” Singer’s mode of painting brings together a mix of visual traditions that span the technologies of visuality, from the pre-photographic to the post-digital.
Hammer Projects: Avery Singer is organized by curator Aram Moshayedi with MacKenzie Stevens, curatorial assistant and January Parkos Arnall, curatorial assistant.
Avery K. Singer (b. 1987, New York, NY) received her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2010 and currently lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have taken place at Foundazione Sandretto de Rebaudengo, Turin (2015); Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich (2014); and Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2013). Singer has participated in the 13th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2015); “2015 Triennial: Surround Audience,” New Museum, New York (2015); and the 6th Glasgow International Festival of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (2014); in addition to group exhibitions at the Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2015); Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (2015); Arizona State University, Tucson (2015); and Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2013). Singer’s exhibition at the Hammer Museum is the first solo presentation of her work in the United States.
PLUTONIAN PICTURES is a Micro Cinema . . . located in my TriBeCa, NYC loft. We have Salon Style programing for an invitational audience of nine, e.g. "The Bus Stop Show" included shorts, industrials, slides, film clips, and a feature film. Formats: Reg. 8mm/Super 8mm/16mm/Slides/Video Projection/ViewMaster/Digital Media/LP, CD, Audio Cassette playback.
I love drawing... it is personal... direct... spontaneous... one on one... quixotic.
2nd passion is my 9 seat micro-cinema... the camaraderie of friends... sharing drama, comedy, suspense & fear - all in the privacy in 'Greg's Grotto'.