Transformative work by South African artist Faith47. Her first solo show, Aqua Regalia – Chapter Two, runs from November 19th to December 19th at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City. “Aqua Regalia” refers to the alchemical process of dissolving gold. Using a variety of materials and techniques (graphite, spray paint, ink, photography, collage, found objects), Faith’s work is concerned with the valuation and transformation of things that have been lost or overlooked. Check out more images below!
Performance artist, Jared Bark’s work was recently on display at Southfirst Gallery in New York City. Curated by Maika Pollack, Photobooth Works, 1969-1976 marked Bark’s first solo exhibition in over 35 years. While he initially used actual public booths around the city, Bark eventually acquired one of his own, experimenting with various interconnected lines and shapes in addition to using his own body for different sets of photographs. See more images below.
Mexican-American artist, Ramiro Gomez Jr.’s work showcases the contributions of domestic labourers in the Los Angeles area, by placing them into the scenes of luxury they are responsible for maintaining but appear largely absent after their work is done. Part of The Atlantic‘s American Dreams series, this video portrait by Kelly Loudenberg, gives insight into the personal motivation behind his work, featuring Gomez’s parents who are Mexican immigrants themselves, working jobs similar to those he depicts. Watch the full documentary short below!