The Latent Space!
Opening November 19th, 6-9pm.
Faithfully Askew brings together the work of Monaco members Kalaija Mallery, Edo Rosenblith, Nick Schleicher, Emily Mueller, and Marina May. Monaco is an artist-run collective and gallery based in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Mimicking the allure of spirituality, this exhibition examines the impulse to seek comfort in making as a means to exorcise thought. As their individual practices trudge towards catharsis, the artists attempt to codify the sanctity of their work.
Mallery imprints intertwined skeletons upon a habotai silk shroud, pairing them with their resting vessels. Rosenblith displays nine phallic candles referencing the enshrined ritualization of circumcision. Schleicher’s paintings encapsulate the glow of orange celestial light in curvilinear paint-pulled columns. Mueller fills a shaped paper triptych with meticulously inscribed colored pencil gestures. May recalls the absurdity of a Sunday naked cake walk through text adhered to the surface of a life-sized mirrored game board.
The visually diverse work is unified in Faithfully Askew through the artists’ devotion to process – as their practice transforms into ritual.