Chloe Wise

  • , A Treachery, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    76,2 x 61 cm
    30 x 24 inches
  • , It’s Cool To Be Fun, 2016
    Huile sur toile, uréthane, huile, bois
    122 x 91,4 cm
    48 x 36 inches
  • , Life's Rough, But Not Rough Enough, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    48 x 36 inches
    122 x 91.4 cm
  • , You would have been a castle for a moment, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    72 x 60 inches
    182.9 x 152.4 cm
  • , I Remember Everything I've Ever Eaten, 2015
    Oil on canvas
    52 x 76 inches
    132.1 x 193 cm

Canadian artist Chloe Wise’s practice spans diverse media, including painting, sculpture, video and installation. Foregrounding an interest in the history of portraiture, Wise examines the multiple channels that lead to the construction of a Self, paying particular attention to the interweaving of consumption and image making. With a wry sense of humour, she nods to canonical tableaux, like Manet’s Déjeuner Sur L’Herbe, exploring the shared projected desires built around food and the female body. Meticulously hand painted casts of food serve as the base for the artist’s sculptural practice where strange assemblies, now frozen in sculpted plastic, toy with the presence and absence of unchangeability and perishability, fiction and reality. Advertising, fashion, taboo, multi-national brands—Wise looks to the consumptive habits built around these structures with parody and derision, underlying how the body is framed and becomes excessive in its manipulation of these sites.


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