John Baldessari: Hands & Feet

Eight new screenprints
October 5, 2017November 30, 2017

Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl is pleased to present eight new screenprints by John Baldessari titled Hands & Feet. The exhibition, on view from October 5th through November 30th, celebrates the artist’s continued collaboration with the Los Angeles-based Gemini G.E.L. workshop, dating back to 1990. Throughout his career, Baldessari has appropriated images, altering them with oftentimes humorous and provocative effect. For this new series, Baldessari has made selections from film images and newspaper sources, tightly cropping them to focus our attention on the hands that hold, grip and gesture, conveying human intention and mood without any facial expression needed. In the same way that his well-known motif of colored dots can obscure a subject’s identity and “level the playing field”, as Baldessari once described it, so too can the removal of the outer parts of an image.

John Baldessari, Hands & Feet: Hands & Fish, 2017
John Baldessari
John Baldessari, Hands & Feet: Hands, Tiger & Teeth, 2017
John Baldessari
John Baldessari, Hands & Feet: Hands & Nose, 2017
John Baldessari
John Baldessari, Hands & Feet: Hands & Purse, 2017
John Baldessari
John Baldessari, Hands & Feet: Knees, 2017
John Baldessari