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Skylar Haskard: RECESS 2019

December 13, 2019 - December 22, 2019

For this exhibit, Skylar Haskard has created numerous works under the working title, RECESS 2019. Subjects ranging from furniture to food are playfully addressed exploring the relationship between the body and the ‘everythingness’ of our material world. Sweatsuits temporarily hardened by school glue are seen alongside objects and materials that display little or no manipulation suggesting a statue-like importance. The autonomy of these items comes into question when gathered together and viewed as a whole, as is our relationship with objects and the meaning in our lives they imply.

Upstairs Haskard has curated the work of five artists to accompany the exhibition:  Sara Clendening, Vanessa Conte, Marte Eknæs, Birgit Rathsmann and Erlea Maneros Zabala. These works are themed around the body, its skin, and the physical space it inhabits.

Skylar Haskard (b.1977 Los Angeles) is an artist working in a variety of media, including, sculpture, photography, installation, and painting. The exhibition in Haskard’s practice is seen as durational in which a work is not seen as a finite solution but more of a specific response to its location within time and space.  Although Haskard’s practice is mainly process-based and ideally seen as continual, he resolves his work upon exhibition with performative sculptures or photographs which are usually lasting manifestations/documents made within ‘intense periods of production’. The works should appear as an open-ended proposals rather than sealed unalterable entities, deriving their multiple layers from the very fact that the they are participatory and impermanent.

Haskard has exhibited both nationally and internationally. His work has been the subject of  solo exhibitions at Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, and has also been included in a numerous group exhibitions at Kunst Pavillion, Innsbruck; Villa Arson, Nice, DomoBaal, MAK Centre, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.


December 13, 2019
December 22, 2019