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Sasha Gordon’s first-ever go to to Miami this month was a whirlwind. The Brooklyn-based artist was on the town for the opening of “Sasha Gordon: Surrogate Self” on the Institute of Modern Art, Miami—her first solo museum exhibition—and he or she made probably the most of it: Between observing the present’s set up, assembly native collectors, supporting mates presenting work of their very own throughout Art Week, and going out at evening, she hardly had a second to catch her breath. “I used to be imagined to be there for 9 days, however I didn’t notice how exhausted I’d be from socializing,” she tells Vogue. “It felt like a theme park or one thing.” (She ended up settling for eight.)
However Gordon’s schedule was loopy even earlier than she went right down to Miami; she has been go-go-go since her third yr on the Rhode Island College of Design, when she started exhibiting her large-scale, vividly rendered oil work in galleries and at artwork festivals. (Gordon landed her first solo present in New York only one yr out of faculty, at Jeffrey Deitch in 2022.) Now, the 25-year-old’s work is just not solely on the ICA Miami, however a part of the collections on the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Museum of Tremendous Arts, Houston, and LACMA, too.
The curation of “Surrogate Self” (by Alex Gartenfeld, the ICA Miami’s Irma and Norman Braman Inventive Director) combines Gordon’s years-long examinations of alienation, vulnerability, and id by hyper-stylized self-portraits with new works riffing on the idea of a physique’s objectification: Whereas in a single portray, Gordon’s head disappears right into a lamp, in one other her pores and skin has been changed with what seems like a knitted textile, successfully remodeling her determine right into a rag doll. (The element on Gordon’s canvases is uncanny.) “It’s sort of a mixture of anthropomorphism, reincarnation, and disguising oneself,” Gordon says of the riveting later works. “I’m so obsessive about portraiture, however I additionally assume there are these feelings I’ve that just about really feel not human. So I wish to painting these emotions by different objects and supplies.”
An enormous group of her family members flew in for the exhibition’s opening (and raucous after-party) on December 5, together with Gordon’s extraordinarily proud mother and pa. “My mother and father get very proud of my openings,” the artist says. “It’s actually cute.” However in spite of everything that pleasure (and untold piña coladas), she is grateful for the prospect to decelerate a bit.
“I’ve been sort of working nonstop since I graduated, and I do assume I would like a second to breathe so I can have the work rework,” Gordon displays. “My greatest worry is the work getting monotonous.” So, she plans to deal with drawing for a bit, and see motion pictures and watch cartoons and go to different artists’ exhibitions—in brief, simply to “reside my life a bit bit to get impressed.” A worthy thought certainly.
“Sasha Gordon: Surrogate Self” is on view on the ICA Miami by March 10, 2024. See snapshots from Gordon’s madcap go to to Miami beneath.