Les Guérillères (Viet Cong), 2017


Lithograph on Arches Cover White Paper

24.00 x 24.00 in

61.0 x 61.0 cm

Edition of 38

This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.This work is signed by the artist on verso.

PRICE: $2,500

24.00 x 24.00 in

61.0 x 61.0 cm

Edition of 38

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    About The Work

    In Féminaire, her 2017 exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery, Mai-Thu Perret created a tableau of monumental figures, comprising nine female soldiers and one dog at rest atop a plateau-like white plinth. An exploration of militant women returns in Les Guérillères (Viet Cong), which features a photograph of an unidentified woman holding a machine gun in repose, seemingly taped to a backing that features four black bands of looping scrawl.

    Citing influences such as utopian feminist literature, art theory, Russian Constructivism, and the Arts & Crafts movement, Mai Thu Perret’s diverse body of work encompasses sculpture, painting, video, and installation. Since 1999, Perret has worked on a series called "The Crystal Frontier," which documents her participation in a women’s commune based in New Mexico. Through diary entries, abstract paintings, and artisanal objects, Perret constructs a piecemeal narrative describing life at the commune. By focusing on the fragment as a narrative device, Perret invokes the pastiche technique employed in postmodern literature and demonstrates her interest in the structure of language. Her relationship with language and narrative is epitomized in text works such as Society is a Hole (2009), in which ambiguous musings are spelled out in bright pink lettering, inviting the viewer to fill in the gaps in the implied narrative.

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