Chloe Wise

Of false beaches and butter money


Press release

Almine Rech is proud to present Of false beaches and butter money, the gallery’s first solo exhibition by Canadian artist Chloe Wise.

Linked in approach, but not material, Wise’s practice spans installation, video, sculpture, painting, and drawing. Signaling the link between self-presentation and forms of betterment, Wise discloses relationships between image creation and authenticity, probing the performative means we use to adjust to the commercialization of all aspects of contemporary life. Here, food becomes the nexus for unexpected associations—a cypher for the artist to map protean relations between self-care, consumption, gender negotiations, and alternative routes to pleasures.