Whitney Lynn: After The Fall
1/12/2017 - 2/25/2017
Reception: Saturday, February 4, 6-9PM
Bass & Reiner is pleased to present a solo exhibition with multimedia artist Whitney Lynn. Mining cultural and political histories to question ideas of boundaries and containment, history and restaging, context and form, Lynn’s work feels especially prescient as we brace for life under a new president, and consider historical representations and perceptions of women in this new era.
After The Fall is an exploration into power structures as they relate to women through myths, rumors, and artistic representations. A series of large scale drawings rework Old Master and Post-Impressionist paintings into proposals for neon signs. Created while Lynn was in residence at The Neon Museum Las Vegas, the drawings are inspired by the twinkling lights of Sin City and the simplistic representations of temptresses on signs that lure visitors to clubs and casinos. Using the language of neon, Lynn proposes signs that represent stories of temptresses from the bible – Eve, Jezebel, and Lott’s daughters. Two neon sculptures, including a new work, The Visible Part of the Brain, are included, as well as a series of small watercolor drawings and an edition of nipple lures.
Whitney Lynn, (b. Williams Air Force Base) holds an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Lynn has had solo exhibitions at galleries and museums including Auxiliary Projects, Brooklyn NY; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts SF; Sediment Arts, Richmond VA; Steven Wolf, SF; City Hall, Reno NV; and Patricia Sweetow Gallery, SF. Lynn has been included in group exhibitions with the San Francisco Arts Commission; Indiana State University, Terre Haute IN; RedLine, Denver CO; Palo Alto Art Center; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA; and Southern Exposure, SF; among many others. She will be in residence at the deYoung Museum in 2017.