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November 3, 2017 to March 18, 2018


The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Avenue
New York  New York  10028
United States
The Jewish Museum

Math Bass

Math Bass, Newz! 2017. Gouache on canvas. 50 x 48 in. (127 x 121.9 cm). Artwork © Math Bass, photograph by Lee Thompson. Image provided by Overduin & Co., Los Angeles

Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass (b. 1981) works across video and performance as well as painting and sculpture, which she executes in a distinctly graphic style. In Bass’s ongoing series Newz!, which she began in 2012, zigzags, smoke plumes, and architectural shapes collide on canvases and translate into sculptures that feel rooted in the language of advertising, yet indicate that something more personal and mysterious is at play. The installation she has created for the Jewish Museum’s lobby will show traces of the symbols and ceremonies of her Jewish upbringing; Decalogue-like forms appear in the paintings, while the sculpture invokes a cloaked figure.