Los Angeles Exhibitions: Mira Schor. Chthonic Garden

Los Angeles Exhibitions: Mira Schor. Chthonic Garden
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Los Angeles Exhibitions: Mira Schor. Chthonic Garden. East Gallery. October 19 – December 8, 2013

Visual Pleasure at Night, 2013, ink and oil on gesso on canvas, 18" x 30"

Visual Pleasure at Night, 2013, ink and oil on gesso on canvas, 18″ x 30″

CB1 Gallery is pleased to present our second solo exhibition of work by Mira Schor,Chthonic Garden. In her newest work Schor continues to explore her unique combination of visual pleasure and painterly craft with philosophical, existential, and political concerns.

In a series of new paintings and drawings Mira Schor addresses the terms of contemporary psychic, theoretical, and economic spaces as they affect creativity. The central theme in these paintings is the experience of living in a moment of radical inequality, austerity, and accelerated time, set against the powerful pull of older notions of time, craft, and visual pleasure.


Mira Schor is a New York-based artist and writer noted for her advocacy of painting in a post- medium visual culture and for her contributions to feminist art history. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Jewish Museum in New York City, The Hammer Museum, P.S.1, the Neuberger Museum, and the Aldrich Museum. Her 2012 one-person exhibition at Marvelli Gallery was highly praised in The New York Times and it was a critic’s pick on Recent interviews have appeared on Art21Blog, Bomblog, Hyperallergic, artinfo and Culture Catch. She participated in ARTspace’s Annual Distinguished Artists’ Interviews at the 2013 Annual College Art Association Conference in New York. She is the author of A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life (2009), Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art (1997; both Duke University Press), and of the blog A Year of Positive Thinking. She is the co-editor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online and recent writings have appeared in Artforum and The Brooklyn Rail. She recently curated the exhibition Abstract Marriage: Sculpture by Ilya Schor and Resia Schor at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. She exhibits her work at artSTRAND in Provincetown. Schor is the recipient of many prestigious awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting, the College Art Association Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism, and the Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. She is an Associate Teaching Professor in Fine Arts at New York’s Parsons The New School for Design.

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