Dogtooth, organized by Megan Yuan

Patrick Bayly, Thomas Blair, Jennifer Carvalho, Eloise Hess, Tony Hope, Cindy Ji Hye Kim, Hoda Kashiha, Pere Llobera, Thebe Phetogo, Elif Saydam

Elif Saydam
Hell
23k gold, inkjet print and oil on canvas
11.8 × 8.3 inches
2022
Hoda Kashiha
Smoky Day
Acrylic, silicone powder and modeling paste on canvas
59 1/4 × 47 1/4 inches
2021
Jennifer Carvalho
Eve's face (Masaccio)
Oil on canvas
9 × 12 inches
2021
Cindy Ji Hye Kim
Butterfly Study IV
Graphite on pulp, pressed flower's, artist's hair
12 × 9 inches
2022
Pere Llobera
S/T (dancer), 2022
Oil on linen
11.8 × 11.8 inches
2022
Eloise Hess
Playing Like a State
Wood panel
24 × 24 inches
2022
Patrick Bayly
Iceberg (after Frederic Church)
Oil on linen
40 × 60 inches
2022
Thomas Blair
Zebra (Untitled)
Inkjet and acetone on canvas
54 × 36 inches
2021
Thebe Phetego
How it Happens
Oil, shoe polish, collage and acrylic on canvas
35.4 × 31.5 inches
2021
Tony Hope
Untitled
Acrylic, resin and mixed media on panel
28 × 18 inches
2021

10 Jun–29 Jul 2022
Dogtooth, organized by Megan Yuan
Patrick Bayly, Thomas Blair, Jennifer Carvalho, Eloise Hess, Tony Hope, Cindy Ji Hye Kim, Hoda Kashiha, Pere Llobera, Thebe Phetogo, Elif Saydam

Helena Anrather is pleased to present Dogtooth, an exhibition organized by Megan Yuan featuring ten artists whose work flirts with apocalypse. How do we handle the unnerving potential of collapse, or the worldbuilding that might precede or follow such destruction? The exhibition features artwork by Patrick Bayly, Thomas Blair, Jennifer Carvalho, Eloise Hess, Tony Hope, Cindy Ji Hye Kim, Hoda Kashiha, Pere Llobera, Thebe Phetogo, and Elif Saydam.

In Yorgos Lanthimos’s 2009 film Dogtooth,  the father of a Greek family maintains a web of lies in order to seal his family away from society, preventing his children from interacting with the outside world: they are shut out from language, from the normal operations of power, from conventions of cause and effect. The oldest daughter eventually escapes the compound, but remains entangled in the trappings of her father’s deception, which proves to be a lingering psychic as well as material force– underscoring that, of course, we all live in a reality filtered and constructed by myths for propping up the world.

Painting has always been dogged by accusations of falseness. Its complicated relationship with the truth makes it a natural way to tango with questions of doxa, escapism and lies. The works in this show don’t offer any answers, but deliver a heavy dose of anxiety, through green screens, bible stories, national geographic imagery, inscrutable narratives, time capsules, and an ouroboros of collapse.