Grace Weaver


James Cohan
48 Walker Street
Open by appointment (for "contactless visits")
New York
Jul 15th 2020 — Sep 12th 2020

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Split between James Cohan's Lower East Side and Tribeca spaces, "STEPS" features new work from Brooklyn-based painter Grace Weaver. Weaver's colorful and highly stylized figurative oil paintings depict imagined scenes from public spheres and private life. As in Step (2020) [pictured], many of the works consider sexual and gender politics, often to dryly comic effect.

From James Cohan:

In her striking portrayals of the tragicomic everyday, Grace Weaver examines the charged social and cultural conditions that underlie self-concept, intimacy, and individual experience. Depicting elastic-limbed figures that collide on street-corners and tumble down steps, Weaver's new paintings turn an incisive yet empathetic eye onto the self-conscious performativity and precarious footing of her contemporaries.

Grace Weaver, Step, 2020. Oil on canvas, 29 x 27 inches.