MAKING ME BLUSH
December 4th, 2018 -- February 8th, 2019
MAKING ME BLUSH is composed of works by Precious Okoyomon, works by Puppies Puppies, and works by Precious Okoyomon and Puppies Puppies. The exhibition examines objecthood. The objects in the exhibition may include: radioactive isotopes of tritium. a white bird chained to its perch, wall-mounted hand sanitizer dispensers, pear trees, an above ground swimming pool, the angel of history, decommissioned voting booths from the 2000 presidential election, microscopes, tostones, underwear, a small house, a horseshoe crab, the color green, a hearth, a lubricated condom carrying sunblock, ontological suffering, bones, love, urine, a bear costume, a person in a bear costume, soy sauce, the immiserated abuse of the unwritten word, a pig’s heart pierced by a blue arrow, the son of god, contact lenses, the eye of Sauron, snake blood, militant angels of joy, two clocks side by side slowly losing time with each other, the decay that we name as language, a beaded curtain, kudzu, the idea of sadness, the color blue, the color yellow, gender, dirt, the taxidermied wings of a starling, litmus paper, earthworms. desire, Unisom sleep gels, and revenge.
Precious Okoyomon is an artist and writer living and working in New York, NY. She attended Shimer College in Chicago. Her work was included in the 13th Baltic Triennial, and in a two-person exhibition with Hannah Black at Real Fine Arts, NY.. Okoyomon has read at The Kitchen, New York, Artist’s Space, New York, and The Serpentine Galleries, London. Her first book Ajebota (2016) was published by Bottlecap Press, and her second book But Did U Die? is forthcoming from Birds LLC.
Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo) is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Yale University. Her work was included in the 2017 Whitney Biennial and the 9th Berlin Biennale. She has had solo exhibitions at Barbara Weiss Galerie, Berlin, Queer Thoughts, New York, T293, Rome, and Overduin & Co. Los Angeles. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.