Zaria Forman (USA)

“The inspiration for my drawings began in early childhood when I traveled with my family throughout several of the world’s most remote landscapes, which were the subject of my mother’s fine art photography.” After her formal training at Skidmore college, Zaria Forman now exhibits extensively in galleries and venues throughout the United States and overseas.

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FINAL WEEK! Flatlands brings together paintings by five emerging artists—Nina Chanel Abney, Mathew Cerletty, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Caitlin Keogh, and Orion Martin.

Orion Martin (b. 1988), Bakers Steak, 2015. Oil on canvas, 51 ½ in. × 35 ½ in. (130.8 × 90.17 cm). Courtesy of the artist


Flatlands features paintings by five emerging artists—Nina Chanel Abney, Mathew Cerletty, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Caitlin Keogh, and Orion Martin—that conjure a sense of space that is dimensionless and airless, like the illusionistic scenery flats used on stage and movie sets. These artists create tension in their works that stems from competing sentiments of anxiety and desire, suggesting simultaneously the allure and discontent of our current moment. 

August 4: The artists from Mirror Cells host an evening of presentations and conversations about their work with an interdisciplinary group of scholars, performers and curators. Tickets at

Installation view of Mirror Cells (May 13—August 21, 2016). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photograph by Genevieve Hanson, N.Y.

“It’s still early for best-of-year list making,“ writes The New Yorker "but best debut of 2015 is a lock: Rachel Rose’s transfixing video Everything and More.”

Installation view of Rachel Rose: Everything and More (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 30, 2015–February 7, 2016). Photograph by Ronald Amstutz

Jared Madere primarily creates installation-based works featuring disparate materials such as salt, flowers, foodstuffs, and plastic tarps that are assembled and aggregated in a manner that insists on their material connections to society, economics, industry, and human emotion. For Madere, the meanings and associations of objects are never stripped away—floral arrangements can point to longing or sadness and a burnt coat is imbued with isolation and dejection. 

Installation view of Jared Madere (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 16, 2015–January 3, 2016). Collection of the artist; courtesy David Lewis Gallery, New York. Photograph by Bill Jacobson

Curator Christopher Y. Lew writes on Rachel Rose, whose first U.S. exhibition opens tomorrow at the Whitney.

Rachel Rose (b. 1986), still from Everything and More, 2015. High-definition video, color, sound; 11:33 min.; with mylar, PVC, and carpet. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee


Timothy H. Lee (b. 1990, South Korea) - Traces (2012-2013)

The works of emerging Korean-American artist Timothy Hyunsoo Lee are inspired by themes of social stigma, identity, psychological disorders, and more recently, of spirituality and religion. He explores these themes through a novel vector – paintings and sculptures consisting largely of cell-like marks that vary in size, color, and saturation. His works, almost exclusively in watercolour and gouache, are seen as ethereal and delicate, but the extremely labor-intensive compositions, marked by intensely obsessive repetitions, quickly betray that initial perception. Exploring his own history of anxiety disorders through his art, Timothy confronts and manipulates his tics and compulsions and channels them into his works. In responding to his anxiety with art, he has developed a novel system of mind-mapping – “a cartography of his psychopathology” – to study a part of himself that initially drew him to study developmental biology and neuroscience in college. Timothy lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. © All images courtesy of the artist

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