White Columns Online:
The Void
curated by Daisy Sanchez

 

January 30–March 20, 2021 Online
Eli Bornowsky Powerful Microscope, 2016 Oil and gouache on wood, gouache on paper, graphit 16" x 16" x 4" Courtesy of the artist. (A round abstract painting primarily in dark brown, blue and white with sculptural elements fixed to it, including four randomly placed wooden spheres partially painted white. The painting is bisected by two plywood boards, about an inch apart and the space between them is filled with numerous pieces of painted paper.)
Eli Bornowsky
Powerful Microscope, 2016
Oil and gouache on wood, gouache on paper, graphite
16 × 16 × 4 in.
Courtesy of the artist.
Nathaniel Donnett A black imperative; the cost of not attending, 2019 duct tape, paper, plastic 58in x 74in Courtesy of Rick Wells. (A collage of several pink, red, mint green, and blue squares and rectangles. Some of the shapes are solid colors, and some have more painterly marks implying that there is another painting under the grid.)

Nathaniel Donnett
A black imperative; the cost of not attending, 2019
duct tape, paper, plastic
58 × 74 in.
Photo courtesy of Rick Wells.

Laura Hunt Untitled, 2018 Custom-printed cotton hand-sewn into silk velvet 48 x 48 inches Courtesy of the artist. (A grid of nine identical photographs, depicting a television on the wall at a laundromat, hand-sewn onto a mostly black, silk velvet with a marbled pattern of orange, green, and yellow.)

Laura Hunt
Untitled, 2018
Custom-printed cotton hand-sewn into silk velvet
48 × 48 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Judith Dean B Flat, 2017 Acrylic on linen 25 x 35cm Courtesy of the artist. (A painting of a room in exaggerated perspective. The five sections created by the the three walls, ceiling and floor all have different images in them. To the left is a line drawing of an elderly man, on the ceiling a loose painting of Medusa, on the right an abstract orange, yellow and black image, on the floor a muddy pink and black abstraction, and on the back wall an abstract landscape with smoke.)

Judith Dean
B Flat, 2017
Acrylic on linen
25 × 35 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.

Simon Zoric Nirvana, 2013 Poster, Blu-Tack, Bedroom Wall 46" x 50" Courtesy of LON Gallery. (A framed section of cut out drywall painted blue with a poster of Kurt Cobain from the band 'Nirvana' playing guitar on stage adhered to the center of it.)

Simon Zoric
Nirvana, 2013
Poster, Blu-Tack, Bedroom Wall
46 × 50 in.
Courtesy of LON Gallery, Collingwood, Australia.

Sebastian Jefford Another Green World, 2019 World Mixed media 140 x 130 x 55cm Courtesy of the artist. (A yellow wall mounted sculpture resembling a radiator with tall trapezoidal planks covered in textured sheets of polyurethane foam and studded with plastic snap fasteners. There is a painting fixed to the front of the sculpture that depicts the back of two figures walking on a yellow road, with green trees on either side and a blue sky above.)

Sebastian Jefford
Another Green World, 2019
Mixed media
140 × 130 × 55 cm.
Courtesy of Gianni Manhattan, Vienna.

Alex Lukas World Trade Center Elongated Penny, New York, NY. Montvale Rest Stop, Garden State Parkway, Montvale, NJ, 2016 Screen print, acrylic and joint compound on canvas 11.25" x 18" Courtesy of the artist. (A horizontally elongated oval canvas, painted a copper color with wavy silver lines silk-screened across the face. The work resembles a coin that has been flattened.)

Alex Lukas
World Trade Center Elongated Penny, New York, NY. Montvale Rest Stop, Garden State Parkway, Montvale, NJ, 2016
Screen print, acrylic and joint compound on canvas
11.25 × 18 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill Spell #4, Billow, 2019 Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paint, tobacco flo 13.5" X 11" Courtesy of the artist. (An abstract painting with cut out or torn images, including a tobacco flower, collaged to it. The background has muted patches of red, orange, and green in a mostly black and neutral field.)

Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill
Spell #4, Billow, 2019
Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paint, tobacco flower, tobacco pendant, magazine cut outs, thread
13.5 × 11 × 1.5 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Cooper Cole, Toronto.

Abby Lloyd Untitled, 2019 Courtesy of the artist. (A cartoon-like, figurative sculpture of a girl whose head is much larger than her body, laying on her stomach with her knees bent and head in hands. The sculpture sits on a pedestal, and both are treated to look like oxidized copper, with the exception of her realistic brown plastic eyes.)

Abby Lloyd
Penny, 2018
Apoxie Sculpt, copper pigment, oxidizing solution, plastic eyes, wood pedestal
Sculpture: approx. 6 × 6 × 8 in.
Pedestal dimensions: 6 × 32 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Coco Klockner Dysphoria ii, 2019 Acrylic latex on HDU foam 12"x15" Courtesy of the artist. (A grey piece of irregularly shaped portrait orientated foam with jagged edges. On the foam is a relief picturing the midsection of a reclining male figure with legs crossed and an erection. There are small protruding marks on the body.)

Coco Klockner
Dysphoria ii, 2019
Acrylic latex on HDU foam
12 × 15 in
Courtesy of the artist.

Daisy May Sheff Acid Eyes, 2019 oil on wood panel 44.5” x 24.5” Courtesy of the artist. (A semi-abstract murky grey and green painting of three cat like animals and plants, barley distinguishable from the dark ground around them. The animals are arranged in a triangle, with a cat with its back arched in the center, and two sitting cats in the lower left and right hand corners of the canvas. Throughout out the image are sparse patches of bright pink and yellow scratched through from an under painting.)

Daisy May Sheff
Acid Eyes, 2019
il on wood panel
44.5 × 24.5 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Jenny Gagalka Untitled, 2019 Courtesy of the artist. (A messy pastel drawing left to look unfinished depicting the upper body of a female figure with a distorted face wearing a blue bra. To the figure's right is a roughly rendered red and orange head of a dog in with a long snout who is looking forward to the viewer.)

Jenny Gagalka, Beaux Mendes, and Willa Wasserman
En Plein Error, 2019
Courtesy of the artist.

Lumin Wakoa Untitled, 2019 Courtesy of the artist. (An abstract painting depicting an organic pink, red and white plant like form bisecting the canvas. To the left lower side of the form is a dark navy blue field that gives way to a brighter blue and purple at the top of the canvas. The right side is black with horizontal wavy lines of dark pink.)

Lumin Wakoa
Untitled, 2019
Courtesy of the artist.

Sophie Stone Slipper Rug, #2, 2019 Cotton, acrylic fiber, sisal, house paint 44" x 90" Courtesy of the artist. (A mixed media sculpture that resembles a rug installed on the edge of a floor and just slightly climbing up the wall behind it. The work has several heavily textured fabrics and surfaces woven together containing many bright synthetic looking shades pink, red, blue and brown.)

Sophie Stone
Slipper Rug, #2, 2019
Cotton, acrylic fiber, sisal, house paint
44 × 90 in
Courtesy of the artist.

Ben Seeley Untitled (thinner), 2018 Oil on canvas 20 x 24 cm Courtesy of the artist. (A photo realistic painting that depicts an aerial view of the top of someone’s head. The head had black-brown hair with a small bald patch in the center. There is a blueish green plant tucked behind the right ear.)

Ben Seeley
Untitled (thinner), 2018
Oil on canvas
20 × 24 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.

Santiago Taccetti Usedomm, Currency 1, 2016 Found objects and vegetables Courtesy of the artist and L'Ascensore (Two decorative semicircle metal grates, one with a spider web like pattern and the other with a vine like pattern placed together to create a full circle, resembling a dream catcher. Cucuzza squash have been woven into the grates and hang from the sculpture.)

Santiago Taccetti
Usedomm, Currency 1, 2016
Found objects and vegetables
180 × 120cm
Courtesy of the artist and L’Ascensore, Palermo, Italy.

Exhibition Description

The exhibition title draws its name from “The Void”, a song off the British DIY girl group, ‘The Raincoats’, debut self-titled 1979 album.“The Void” was my primary commuting anthem the summer I spent as an archive intern at White Columns. I tried to carry the song’s idiosyncratic frustrated and elated energy into my process of sifting through the wealth of the artist registry for this show, and found myself most attracted to works that conjured up that same feeling for me.

The artists’ works included in “The Void” may not share aesthetic sensibilities or a common vernacular but do encompass a tenor akin to that of the offbeat ballad. The pieces similarly embody its conflicting tensions and cathartic releases—spaces obscured, clarified, and thrust into perspective; the slippage of bodily aspirations and discontents; mementos and remnants and memorialisations; attachments to the everyday treasures and anomalies; mind maps and visualisations and threads of memory, enmeshed and intertwined; buoyed by absurdist humour. The works echo “The Void” through gestures of individual resistance and private celebration, reclaiming space from the voids inside and out.

A very special thank you to all the fantastic artists in the exhibition, to the whole team at White Columns, especially Erin, Brittany, and Matthew, for this incredible opportunity, and to fellow White Columns Online curators Ellie Rines and Francisco Correa Cordero for making opportunities like this possible for me.

Daisy Sanchez is an independent curator from New York City, currently living and studying in London.

This exhibition is the fifteenth in a series of online exhibitions; this exhibition was curated from White Columns’ Artist Registry.

Participating Artists Include:

Eli Bornowsky
Judith Dean
Nathaniel Donnett
Jenny Gagalka
Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill
Laura Hunt
Sebastian Jefford
Coco Klockner
Abby Lloyd
Alex Lukas
Ben Seeley
Daisy May Sheff
Sophie Stone
Santiago Taccetti
Lumin Wakoa
Simon Zoric

For more information: registry.whitecolumns.org

Eli Bornowsky Powerful Microscope, 2016 Oil and gouache on wood, gouache on paper, graphit 16" x 16" x 4" Courtesy of the artist. (A round abstract painting primarily in dark brown, blue and white with sculptural elements fixed to it, including four randomly placed wooden spheres partially painted white. The painting is bisected by two plywood boards, about an inch apart and the space between them is filled with numerous pieces of painted paper.)
Nathaniel Donnett A black imperative; the cost of not attending, 2019 duct tape, paper, plastic 58in x 74in Courtesy of Rick Wells. (A collage of several pink, red, mint green, and blue squares and rectangles. Some of the shapes are solid colors, and some have more painterly marks implying that there is another painting under the grid.)
Laura Hunt Untitled, 2018 Custom-printed cotton hand-sewn into silk velvet 48 x 48 inches Courtesy of the artist. (A grid of nine identical photographs, depicting a television on the wall at a laundromat, hand-sewn onto a mostly black, silk velvet with a marbled pattern of orange, green, and yellow.)
Judith Dean B Flat, 2017 Acrylic on linen 25 x 35cm Courtesy of the artist. (A painting of a room in exaggerated perspective. The five sections created by the the three walls, ceiling and floor all have different images in them. To the left is a line drawing of an elderly man, on the ceiling a loose painting of Medusa, on the right an abstract orange, yellow and black image, on the floor a muddy pink and black abstraction, and on the back wall an abstract landscape with smoke.)
Simon Zoric Nirvana, 2013 Poster, Blu-Tack, Bedroom Wall 46" x 50" Courtesy of LON Gallery. (A framed section of cut out drywall painted blue with a poster of Kurt Cobain from the band 'Nirvana' playing guitar on stage adhered to the center of it.)
Sebastian Jefford Another Green World, 2019 World Mixed media 140 x 130 x 55cm Courtesy of the artist. (A yellow wall mounted sculpture resembling a radiator with tall trapezoidal planks covered in textured sheets of polyurethane foam and studded with plastic snap fasteners. There is a painting fixed to the front of the sculpture that depicts the back of two figures walking on a yellow road, with green trees on either side and a blue sky above.)
Alex Lukas World Trade Center Elongated Penny, New York, NY. Montvale Rest Stop, Garden State Parkway, Montvale, NJ, 2016 Screen print, acrylic and joint compound on canvas 11.25" x 18" Courtesy of the artist. (A horizontally elongated oval canvas, painted a copper color with wavy silver lines silk-screened across the face. The work resembles a coin that has been flattened.)
Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill Spell #4, Billow, 2019 Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paint, tobacco flo 13.5" X 11" Courtesy of the artist. (An abstract painting with cut out or torn images, including a tobacco flower, collaged to it. The background has muted patches of red, orange, and green in a mostly black and neutral field.)
Abby Lloyd Untitled, 2019 Courtesy of the artist. (A cartoon-like, figurative sculpture of a girl whose head is much larger than her body, laying on her stomach with her knees bent and head in hands. The sculpture sits on a pedestal, and both are treated to look like oxidized copper, with the exception of her realistic brown plastic eyes.)
Coco Klockner Dysphoria ii, 2019 Acrylic latex on HDU foam 12"x15" Courtesy of the artist. (A grey piece of irregularly shaped portrait orientated foam with jagged edges. On the foam is a relief picturing the midsection of a reclining male figure with legs crossed and an erection. There are small protruding marks on the body.)
Daisy May Sheff Acid Eyes, 2019 oil on wood panel 44.5” x 24.5” Courtesy of the artist. (A semi-abstract murky grey and green painting of three cat like animals and plants, barley distinguishable from the dark ground around them. The animals are arranged in a triangle, with a cat with its back arched in the center, and two sitting cats in the lower left and right hand corners of the canvas. Throughout out the image are sparse patches of bright pink and yellow scratched through from an under painting.)
Jenny Gagalka Untitled, 2019 Courtesy of the artist. (A messy pastel drawing left to look unfinished depicting the upper body of a female figure with a distorted face wearing a blue bra. To the figure's right is a roughly rendered red and orange head of a dog in with a long snout who is looking forward to the viewer.)
Lumin Wakoa Untitled, 2019 Courtesy of the artist. (An abstract painting depicting an organic pink, red and white plant like form bisecting the canvas. To the left lower side of the form is a dark navy blue field that gives way to a brighter blue and purple at the top of the canvas. The right side is black with horizontal wavy lines of dark pink.)
Sophie Stone Slipper Rug, #2, 2019 Cotton, acrylic fiber, sisal, house paint 44" x 90" Courtesy of the artist. (A mixed media sculpture that resembles a rug installed on the edge of a floor and just slightly climbing up the wall behind it. The work has several heavily textured fabrics and surfaces woven together containing many bright synthetic looking shades pink, red, blue and brown.)
Ben Seeley Untitled (thinner), 2018 Oil on canvas 20 x 24 cm Courtesy of the artist. (A photo realistic painting that depicts an aerial view of the top of someone’s head. The head had black-brown hair with a small bald patch in the center. There is a blueish green plant tucked behind the right ear.)
Santiago Taccetti Usedomm, Currency 1, 2016 Found objects and vegetables Courtesy of the artist and L'Ascensore (Two decorative semicircle metal grates, one with a spider web like pattern and the other with a vine like pattern placed together to create a full circle, resembling a dream catcher. Cucuzza squash have been woven into the grates and hang from the sculpture.)

Eli Bornowsky
Powerful Microscope, 2016
Oil and gouache on wood, gouache on paper, graphit
16″ × 16″ × 4″
Courtesy of the artist. (A round abstract painting primarily in dark brown, blue and white with sculptural elements fixed to it, including four randomly placed wooden spheres partially painted white. The painting is bisected by two plywood boards, about an inch apart and the space between them is filled with numerous pieces of painted paper.)

Nathaniel Donnett
A black imperative; the cost of not attending, 2019
duct tape, paper, plastic
58in × 74in
Courtesy of Rick Wells. (A collage of several pink, red, mint green, and blue squares and rectangles. Some of the shapes are solid colors, and some have more painterly marks implying that there is another painting under the grid.)

Laura Hunt
Untitled, 2018
Custom-printed cotton hand-sewn into silk velvet
48 × 48 inches
Courtesy of the artist. (A grid of nine identical photographs, depicting a television on the wall at a laundromat, hand-sewn onto a mostly black, silk velvet with a marbled pattern of orange, green, and yellow.)

Judith Dean
B Flat, 2017
Acrylic on linen
25 × 35cm
Courtesy of the artist. (A painting of a room in exaggerated perspective. The five sections created by the the three walls, ceiling and floor all have different images in them. To the left is a line drawing of an elderly man, on the ceiling a loose painting of Medusa, on the right an abstract orange, yellow and black image, on the floor a muddy pink and black abstraction, and on the back wall an abstract landscape with smoke.)

Simon Zoric
Nirvana, 2013
Poster, Blu-Tack, Bedroom Wall
46″ × 50″
Courtesy of LON Gallery. (A framed section of cut out drywall painted blue with a poster of Kurt Cobain from the band ‘Nirvana’ playing guitar on stage adhered to the center of it.)

Sebastian Jefford
Another Green World, 2019
World Mixed media
140 × 130 × 55cm
Courtesy of the artist. (A yellow wall mounted sculpture resembling a radiator with tall trapezoidal planks covered in textured sheets of polyurethane foam and studded with plastic snap fasteners. There is a painting fixed to the front of the sculpture that depicts the back of two figures walking on a yellow road, with green trees on either side and a blue sky above.)

Alex Lukas
World Trade Center Elongated Penny, New York, NY. Montvale Rest Stop, Garden State Parkway, Montvale, NJ, 2016
Screen print, acrylic and joint compound on canvas
11.25″ × 18″
Courtesy of the artist. (A horizontally elongated oval canvas, painted a copper color with wavy silver lines silk-screened across the face. The work resembles a coin that has been flattened.)

Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill
Spell #4, Billow, 2019
Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paint, tobacco flo
13.5″ × 11″
Courtesy of the artist. (An abstract painting with cut out or torn images, including a tobacco flower, collaged to it. The background has muted patches of red, orange, and green in a mostly black and neutral field.)

Abby Lloyd
Untitled, 2019
Courtesy of the artist. (A cartoon-like, figurative sculpture of a girl whose head is much larger than her body, laying on her stomach with her knees bent and head in hands. The sculpture sits on a pedestal, and both are treated to look like oxidized copper, with the exception of her realistic brown plastic eyes.)

Coco Klockner
Dysphoria ii, 2019
Acrylic latex on HDU foam
12″x15″
Courtesy of the artist. (A grey piece of irregularly shaped portrait orientated foam with jagged edges. On the foam is a relief picturing the midsection of a reclining male figure with legs crossed and an erection. There are small protruding marks on the body.)

Daisy May Sheff
Acid Eyes, 2019
oil on wood panel
44.5” × 24.5”
Courtesy of the artist. (A semi-abstract murky grey and green painting of three cat like animals and plants, barley distinguishable from the dark ground around them. The animals are arranged in a triangle, with a cat with its back arched in the center, and two sitting cats in the lower left and right hand corners of the canvas. Throughout out the image are sparse patches of bright pink and yellow scratched through from an under painting.)

Jenny Gagalka
Untitled, 2019
Courtesy of the artist. (A messy pastel drawing left to look unfinished depicting the upper body of a female figure with a distorted face wearing a blue bra. To the figure’s right is a roughly rendered red and orange head of a dog in with a long snout who is looking forward to the viewer.)

Lumin Wakoa
Untitled, 2019
Courtesy of the artist. (An abstract painting depicting an organic pink, red and white plant like form bisecting the canvas. To the left lower side of the form is a dark navy blue field that gives way to a brighter blue and purple at the top of the canvas. The right side is black with horizontal wavy lines of dark pink.)

Sophie Stone
Slipper Rug, #2, 2019
Cotton, acrylic fiber, sisal, house paint
44″ × 90″
Courtesy of the artist. (A mixed media sculpture that resembles a rug installed on the edge of a floor and just slightly climbing up the wall behind it. The work has several heavily textured fabrics and surfaces woven together containing many bright synthetic looking shades pink, red, blue and brown.)

Ben Seeley
Untitled (thinner), 2018
Oil on canvas
20 × 24 cm
Courtesy of the artist. (A photo realistic painting that depicts an aerial view of the top of someone’s head. The head had black-brown hair with a small bald patch in the center. There is a blueish green plant tucked behind the right ear.)

Santiago Taccetti
Usedomm, Currency 1, 2016
Found objects and vegetables
Courtesy of the artist and L’Ascensore (Two decorative semicircle metal grates, one with a spider web like pattern and the other with a vine like pattern placed together to create a full circle, resembling a dream catcher. Cucuzza squash have been woven into the grates and hang from the sculpture.)