This show features recent drawings by Dasha Shishkin. The bodies in her works dance, enjoy, smoke, read… they stare at us.
Some have eyes on the back, chest, butt and heels. They close them when they are tired.
It is curious that we are not aware of the act of looking until someone looks at us. How many possibilities are there in the distance between two points?
Dasha Shishkin (b. 1977, Moscow, Russia) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
She has been featured in solo and group exhibitions internationally at institutions including: “Tram Pam Pam”, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder (2017); “Imaginary Portraits of Prince Igor”, the Gallery Met, The Metropolitan Opera, New York (2014); “One Torino: Shit and Die”, Palazzo Cavour, Torino (2014); “erry icket”, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara (2013); “I Surrender, Dear”, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2012); “Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union: Art from Russia”, Saatchi Gallery, London (2012); “Monanism”, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania (2011); “Living with Art: Collecting Contemporary in Metro New York”, Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York (2010); “Embrace”, Denver Art Museum, Denver (2009); “World Receiver”, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (2007).
She is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg.