Stewart Uoo and Jana Euler: Outside Inside Sensibility
May 10–Aug 11, 2013
Left: Jana Euler (b. 1982), How to be more than one without turning europe back to fascism, 2012. Acrylic and oil on canvas, 65 x 39.4 in. (165 x 100 cm). Private collection. Photograph by Hans-Christian Lotz; Image courtesy Sotoso, Brussles, and Dépendance, Brussels.
Right: Stewart Uoo (b. 1985), Don’t Touch Me (Oil Spill), 2012. Polyurethane resin, ink, epoxy, wires, clothing, acrylic nails, accessories, ferrofluid, razor wire, hair, steel ball bearings, eyelashes, vinyl, insects, 63 x 16 x 45 in. (160 x 40.6 x 114.3 cm). Collection of the artist. Photograph by Joerg Lohse; image courtesy 47 Canal, New York
Stewart Uoo and Jana Euler are emblematic of an emerging group of artists whose work interrogates how the social, technological, cultural forces at work today shape the contemporary “self.” In this exhibition, Uoo's dystopic cyborg-mannequins are juxtaposed with Euler’s multilayered figurative painting within an environment designed by Uoo. Seen together, the works suggest new ways of thinking about contemporary portraiture.
Stewart Uoo and Jana Euler: Outside Inside Sensibility is organized by curator Jay Sanders.
In the News
"This exhibition, in the Whitney’s lobby gallery, is a thriller—two young artists have stepped up to a larger platform and are clearing new, still-shadowy pathways for art. . . . it gives the impression of a museum in touch with art’s zeitgeist."
—The New York Observer