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Curated by Mitra Khorasheh

Khorasheh + Grunert
524 West 19th Street, New York, NY, 10011

Wednesday, December 6 - Saturday, December 9

Opening reception:
Wednesday, December 6 - 6:00-8:00pm


For his second solo exhibition, Laura Duvall presents HUMILIATION, a series of 83 drawings which the artist created after getting kicked out of his studio and separating from his collaborator Margaret Velvet. Using makeup (lipstick, mascara, eyeliner pencils, and shadows) along with body thrashing against walls, Duvall executed these drawings atop photographic stills that were covering the walls and ceilings of his room, stills that were by Duvall and Margaret Velvet. The drawings were then packed up and dropped off at the gallery the next day. 

            SAD BOY
            BROKEN HEARTED
            LOCK YOU
            IN MY
            LOCK YOU AWAY
            IN MY
            SHAME BOY
            YOU WANT ME
            AND NOW
            THE ONLY PERSON
            WHO I AM
            AND AM NOT
            IS GOING TO DIE


Laura Duvall deconstructs gender, drawing their own body and using the body to make marks. The movement works result in drawings, performances, videos and photos. In 2015 Duvall earned a BA at London's renowned Chelsea College of Art. Duvall’s work sharply contrasts a fragile touch with violent and aggressive action, evident in both the drawings and performances. Duvall has exhibited twice with Tanja Grunert both as a solo artist as as part of the artist collective “THE CORP” founded by Duvall and Margaret Velvet. Duvall has also exhibited  with CUNTemporary queer Arts in London, CHASM NYC, Bizarre (Brooklyn) The Master Academy of Drawing in Budapest, The Police Station (London) and Nü Collective (New York).

KHORASHEH + GRUNERT is a curatorial platform by curator Mitra Khorasheh within Tanja Grunert Gallery that materializes from time to time at 524 West 19th Street, NY, and beyond. The project will be programmed by Khorasheh, whose curatorial work focuses on site-specific and performative practices, with an emphasis on the body in performance, painting and other time-based media.

Opening Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10am-6pm | Location: 524 West 19th Street, NY, 10011