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Installation view of works by Marepe and Julie Curtiss at Independent 2019.Installation view of works by Marepe and Julie Curtiss at Independent 2019.Installation view of works by Marepe and Julie Curtiss at Independent 2019.Installation view of works by Marepe and Julie Curtiss at Independent 2019.

Press Release

Independent 2019

Independent 2019

Julie Curtiss, Marepe
March 7 –
10, 2019

For Independent NY’s 10th anniversary edition, we are pleased to present a booth pairing Brazilian artist Marepe with Paris-born, New York-based artist Julie Curtiss.

Marepe’s heritage inspires his work—mining the cultural history of his home country, he repurposes and transforms everyday materials and images into sculptures with broader resonance. Our booth will debut two new sculptures, as well as new paintings created with plaster cutouts.

Julie Curtiss spins traditional notions of feminine iconography on themselves. Hair, nails, and even a perfectly baked cake are transformed into sharp, twisted paintings that subvert expectations and eroticize the domestic. Our booth will debut four new paintings, including a sunny but sinister beach trip, and coils of hair that subtly reference the female anatomy.

The two artists share an interest in the visceral, tactile, and primal; together creating a compellingly surreal dialogue that resonates on both physical and ambiguously emotional levels.

We look forward to welcoming you at the fair!

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