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.
- Kat Herriman, 'Chloe Wise', Apartemento Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2016-17 — 15.0 MB
- Scott Indrisek, 'Chloe Wise on Fake Food, Vulnerability, And The Future, Blouinartinfo, November 23th, 2016 — 130.9 kB
- Molly Langmuir, '15 women artists who are changing their world - and ours', Elle Magazine, November 15th, 2016 — 394.2 kB
- Mathias Rosenzweig, 'Artist Chloe Wise Talks Sex, Consumerism, And the Presidential Election', Vogue Magazine, November 20th, 2016 — 445.0 kB