Jennifer Remenchik | More — Present & Removed
January 4th - January 6th, 2020
Opening reception: Saturday, January 4th, 6-9 pm
NO - 1115 S La Brea Ave., Los Angeles CA. 90019
No Gallery is pleased to present our first exhibition of 2020: "More — Present & Removed", a solo presentation of previously unexhibited works by Los Angeles artist Jennifer Remenchik. What started as an idea for a viewing exhibition of her new film, Mourning Letters, is now expanded to include new works on canvas. Though this is only a three-day exhibition, it is a powerful presentation of Jennifer's journey through living life on life's terms and dealing with the trauma of losing a lover.
"Mourning Letters" revolves around an eponymous film in four parts that serves as a testimony to its narrator’s grief over the death of a former lover. As the name would suggest the story unfolds through the oration of four letters originally written as a therapeutic exercise by Remenchik. Through film stills, screenshots of MOCA tv clips, and images copped from an ex-boyfriend’s solo show in Chelsea, the piece uses a devastating personal loss as a metaphor for shared cultural and historical traumas. Complicating the highly metaphorical nature of the film, the paintings of the exhibition are strikingly visceral: five mugshots taken from her former lover's jail records. In her role as the unseen narrator, Remenchik’s presence in her own film is like that of the deceased man at the heart of her story: both intensely present and hauntingly removed.
This will be Remenchik's first exhibition with NO.
Jennifer Remenchik (b. 1986) received a BFA from Studio Art University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from the MFA Art California Institute of the Art.
Founded in June of 2019 by Casey Gleghorn, NO is a new exhibition space committed to presenting thoughtful exhibitions highlighting new and emerging visual artists. NO currently operates in a two-story space in Mid-City Los Angeles located next to David Kordansky Gallery, Kayne Griffin Corcoran and LTD Los Angeles.
Media Contact: Casey Gleghorn
NO - 1115 S La Brea Ave LA CA 90019
Gallery Hours for this exhibition: Saturday (opening reception) 6 - 9 pm, Sunday 12 -6 pm and Monday ( closing ) 12 - 6pm.