Friday, August 16, 2019
JTT Gallery in New York Adds Three Artists
Elaine Cameron-Weir, Issy Wood, and Sam McKinniss have joined New York gallery JTT, whose multigenerational roster includes Doreen Garner, Marlon Mullen, Jamian Juliano-Villani, and Diane Simpson.
Cameron-Weir, who makes bewitching, inventive sculptures that channel, in uncanny fashion, the human body and natural environments using everything from slices of copper to giant clamshells, will have a solo show at the Lower East Side space that opens September 8. The New York–based artist has had solo exhibitions at the New Museum in Manhattan and the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York, and has shown work with JTT in group shows, fairs, and presentations through the gallery-share program Condo.
McKinniss, meanwhile, has made his name with seductive paintings of potent cultural tropes and moments, from Madonna on the album cover of Ray of Life, to Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl, to Arnold Schwarzenegger astride a motorcycle in Terminator. He had a solo show with Almine Reach in Brussels in January, was in the 2017 JTT show “Dirge,” and had previously shown in New York and Los Angeles with Team Gallery. He’s based in New York, and will have a one-person show at his new gallery that opens February 16, 2020.
Last but not least, the London-based Wood is known for paintings that can be by turns surreal, macabre, and comic. They charm, darkly. She had a one-person show earlier this year at Goldsmiths CCA in the British capital, was in a two-person outing this summer at JTT (with Margaret Wharton), and has been in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and Tate St. Ives in England. Mark your calendars on January 8, 2020 for Wood’s first solo show with JTT. —Andrew Russeth