Kunsthall Stavanger is proud to present a solo exhibition with paintings and sculptures by Jamian Juliano-Villani. The exhibition will include both old and new works.
Juliano-Villani's paintings are composed using an atlas with thousands of dedicated images, personal photographs and reproductions of existing works of art. The artist refers to her compositions as ‘arranged marriages’; an ukiyo-e Japanese woodcut from the eighteenth century is forced to coexist with a watermarked archive image that may have been snapped and uploaded to Shutterstock a day earlier. This image is then painted and edited directly on the canvas; ‘A poor man’s Photoshop,’ or an almost masochistic long-handed form of collage that is in stark contrast to the speed of today's image use on the internet and social media. The resulting paintings are anxious images that are both prosaic and surreal.
Jamian Juliano-Villani (b. 1987 Newark, NJ) lives and works in Brooklyn. Recent solo exhibitions include Mrs. Evan Williams at JTT in New York, Let’s Kill Nicole, at Massimo De Carlo in London, Sincerely, Tony at Massimo De Carlo, Milan, The World’s Greatest Planet on Earth at Studio Voltaire, London, Nudge the Judge at Tanya Leighton in Berlin, and Detroit Affinities at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit. Her work has recently been included in group shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Jewish Museum, MoMA PS1 and the Brooklyn Museum, the Hammer, Los Angeles, Kunsthal Rotterdam and the MAXXI Museum in Rome.
With an exhibition text by Dean Kissick.