At the Bendix Building…Track 16 presents Molly Segal in her solo exhibition, What We Whispered and What We Screamed. The gallery hosted an opening art party on July 8, 2023. However, the show remains on view through August 6, 2023 and open Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm – 6pm as well as by appointment. Additional opening art parties will be happening at the Bendix Building tonight. CLICK HERE to find out more.
Track 16, Molly Segal
Wildfires, orgies, tent cities, and whale carcasses are just some of the recurring imagery in this newest body of work by the Los Angeles-based artist Molly Segal. On display are a series of watercolor paintings ranging in scale from intimate to epic size.
Cycles and opposition fascinates the artist: the undercurrent of living and dying, pleasure and destruction, all in coexistence. Delicate, luminous scenes in muted hues depict freeways, empty construction sites, and hills ablaze with wildfire are all a part of the show as well. At the same time, playful figures engage in sexually pleasurable activities–seemingly unaware of the barren landscapes they inhabit. They seem blissfully absorbed in their activities and unbothered by the destruction surrounding them.
The artist’s work is a quietly confrontational lens into the time we exist in. As she mentions, “we are the richest place on earth at the end of the world.” Therefore, the environment holds finite resources and, in one sense, the human population is complicit in the destruction. The work is also not overly didactic; Segal finds humor in the bleakness, “we’re all watching a disaster and jerking off.”
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On view: July 8 – August 6, 2023
What: Molly Segal, What We Whispered and What We Screamed
Where: Track 16 Gallery, Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Ave, Suite 1005, LA, 90015
When: Running through August 6, 2023