Bobbi Woods / Doggie Bag
06.11.2021 – 18.11.2021
© Jean-Christophe Lett
Loë Zang is pleased to present Doggie Bag a solo exhibition of recent works by Bobbi Woods.
Ten works that oscillate between posters and paintings, polished and raw, fragile and unyielding, some of them hang on the wall, others have found their way onto the floor or even morph into another medium. Discarded movie posters lay the base of Wood’s artistic practice – they become monochrome or abstract paintings or collages, while revealing fragments of their former selves– Secrets or Pardon My Blooper seem like vague statements that rest coy in their meaning and thus offer a space for suggestion and speculation.
Their slick appearance is counteracted by moments of rough treatment that they carry – fingerprints, folds and other flaws tell of their previous lives as collectibles, fan memorabilia or wall decoration in a (90’s?) teenage bedroom. Wood’s way of working seems to be a continuation of this immediate or even intimate interaction with them – paint has been dragged over them with bare fingers, paper instead of a brush, or her own spit is used to create works that are ambiguous in character, evoking notions of mysticism and nostalgia while seeming to resist just that.
Bobbi Woods (born 1973 in St. Louis, USA) studied at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena and at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She lives and works in St. Louis, USA. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Selected solo and group exhibitions include Pepin Moore, Los Angeles; Loudhailer Gallery, Los Angeles; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Infernoesque, Berlin; Derek Eller, New York; Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York; White Columns, New York; Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France. Doggie Bag marks the first solo presentation of Wood’s work in Europe.