Installation view, Kim Gordon, Los Angeles June 6, 2019 (2019). Image courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery.
9. “Kim Gordon: The Bonfire” at 303 Gallery
For her second solo show at 303 Gallery, former Sonic Youth singer Kim Gordon presents a new body of work, canvases that seemingly present a world of safety and intimacy but beneath which lurk darker unseen forces. Photos of a group of revelers gathered around a beach bonfire are overlaid with digital frame marks that suggest surveillance technology or facial recognition software. These images reflect our current reality where it seems no image is uncaptured, as well as the fact that even the most ordinary events are packaged and elevated as though they have more monumental meanings.
Location: 303 Gallery, 555 West 21st Street, New York
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.