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In a dual show, P·P·O·W will exhibit the porcelain sculptures of Jessica Stoller alongside works by emerging artist Grace Carney. Stoller’s elaborate tableaux of flowers, food, and female body parts marry the seductive and grotesque with a subversive feminist wit. Playing on porcelain’s historic associations with desire and consumption, her masterful depictions of aging and blemished flesh challenge idealized images of femininity. A complex corporeality can also be seen in Carney’s gestural, abstracted paintings and recent series of large-scale drawings of wrestlers, in which the figures’ entangled limbs merge into an ambiguous landscape suggesting both aggression and intimacy.
About the Gallery
P·P·O·W was founded by Wendy Olsoff and Penny Pilkington in the first wave of the East Village art galleries in New York City in 1983. In 1988 the gallery moved to Soho, in 2002 moved to Chelsea, and opened in Tribeca in 2021. Since its inception, the gallery has remained true to its early vision, showing contemporary work in all media. There is a commitment to the work of pioneering artists and the next generation of artists who create work exploring issues of gender, sexuality, race and social inequality.
Jessica Stoller, Untitled (crawl), 2019. Porcelain, glaze, china paint, 5 x 7 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist and P.P.O.W, New York
Jessica Stoller, Untitled (embrace), 2021. Porcelain, glaze, china paint, lustre, 11 x 9 x 14 inches. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W, New York
Grace Carney, Girl, 2021. Oil on canvas, 64 x 68 inches. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W, New York
Grace Carney, Son and Mother, 2022. Oil on canvas, 72 x 66 inches. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W, New York