Javier Peres is very pleased to present the first Los Angeles solo exhibition by American artist Dorothy Iannone (b. Boston, 1933, lives/works Berlin).
Known for her continuous challenges to contemporary culture and a practice that opens the borders between her art and life, Iannone uses a stylized approach to document the female sexual experience from a singular perspective. The confrontational, open nature of her work accompanies its formal richness and conceptual sophistication in a discomposed alliance that borders on the uncanny. Continuing the retrospective theme of her recent New Museum retrospective, the artist has chosen to exhibit work from the 1960’s to the present, including her signature early paintings, drawings, sculptures and an important video box.
Iannone began painting in 1959 and since then has been featured in numerous exhibitions, throughout Europe. Her solo shows include “Lioness,” New Museum, New York (2009), “Dorothy Iannone,” Anton Kern, New York (2009), “Follow me,” September, Berlin (2008), “She’s a freedom fighter,” Air de Paris, Paris (2007), “Seek the Extremes…,” Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2006), and “Dorothy lannone,” The Wrong Gallery at Tate Modern, London (2005). Recent group exhibitions include “Bodypoliticx,” Witte de With, Rotterdam (2007), “Domino,” Air de Paris, Paris (2006), “Day For Night,” Whitney Biennial, New York (2006), Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2005), and “Dieter Roth & Dorothy Iannone,” Sprengel Museum, Hanover (2005).