Opening reception: February 16, 6–8 pm.
Picture Room presents a new collection of etchings by India Salvör Menuez. Published by Open Corner and printed by Katsumi Suzuki, the prints were each made in single sittings, where Menuez drew their subject directly onto the copper plate using etching needles– those “twisted rods of metal, sharp on both ends, a gorgeous weapon” (India Salvör Menuez). Each print was then traditionally printed using the chine-collé technique. The portraits, all made in 2017, capture an immediate intimacy between Menuez and their close friends. Citing various locations, such as Odessa’s on Lafayette, a stone bench in the Cloisters, a lake house in Maine as the setting for these sittings, Menuez strips away the environment surrounding the figures to reveal the direct relationship between subject and artist. Please join us for an opening reception on February 16 to celebrate Menuez’s first solo exhibition.
India Salvör Menuez (b. 1993, New York City) is an intermedia artist, actress, and curator. Menuez has shown work, curated performance and organized workshops and happenings in contexts such as MoMA, Bridget Donahue Gallery, David Lewis Gallery, Moma PS1, Bruce High Quality Foundation, The Knockdown Center, Colette (Paris), and Breakfast Club (Tokyo). With interest in independent publishing as a potential mode of community organizing and empowerment, Menuez has worked as co-founder of the Luck You Collective (2009–2013), co-founded Repro Rights Zine, and continues to work on the board and as a member of 8 Ball Community.