About the Work
We’re thrilled to present our new collaboration with Nikki Maloof, which includes Apple Tree, a hand-finished series of 20, and Skunk Hour, a limited print edition of 55.
The collaboration is based on paintings from Maloof’s most recent body of work exhibited in Skunk Hour, her 2023 solo exhibition at Perrotin (New York). Gabrielle Schwarz for Perrotin writes, “The title, Skunk Hour, is borrowed from a well-known poem by Robert Lowell, which begins as a light-hearted description of a seaside town in Maine and culminates in a self-portrait of a mind in turmoil. ‘I myself am hell,’ wrote Lowell, ‘nobody’s here — / only skunks, that search / in the moonlight for a bite to eat.’ Similarly, Maloof describes the scenes she constructs as ‘vessels’ giving tangible form to psychological states or particular thoughts and feelings.”
Apple Tree (2023) and Skunk Hour (2023) exhibit the figurative fascination Maloof brings to her contemporary still lifes — there is life, surely, replete with abundance, though memento mori intermixes its lingering scent. This uncanny realism is present throughout Maloof’s scenes that read as if plucked from dreams or the result of emotional warping. Perspective is an individual privilege, the subjectivity of which Maloof further prods in her densely patterned compositions that nearly approach psychedelia in their ability to shift and surprise.
Says Schwarz, “Life, as Maloof understands, is nearly always funny, even when things are pretty bad. And if you’re not in the mood to laugh, well, just try to resist the delights of the paintings themselves…”
Nikki Maloof (b. 1985, Peoria, IL) has held solo exhibitions at Perrotin (New York), Sorry We’re Closed (Brussels), Nino Mier Gallery (Los Angeles), Jack Hanley Gallery (New York), Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago), and The Pit (Los Angeles), as well as a two-person exhibition with Danielle Orchard at V1 Gallery (Copenhagen). Select group exhibitions include presentations at Perrotin (Paris), Venus Over Manhattan (New York), Harper’s (East Hampton), Alex Berggruen Gallery (New York), The American Academy of Arts and Letters (New York), Marinaro Gallery (New York), Misako and Rosen (Tokyo), and Salon 94 (New York). Maloof lives and works in South Hadley, MA.
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