On the occasion of her solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, MUTATIONS IN BLUE, WHITE AND RED, artist Mandy El-Sayegh will join Sohrab Mohebbi, curator, SculptureCenter, for a conversation about her practice at the gallery on Thursday, November 29, 2018.
El-Sayegh’s process often begins with periods of focused research of written material, scientific and biological diagrams, and pop cultural imagery. Adapting elements of psychoanalysis to a formal aesthetic that merges minimalism, pop, and figuration, she occupies a quasi-paranoiac worldview as a creative response to societal alienation. From this shifting standpoint, El-Sayegh invokes a complex investigation of the body as signifier in the context of shared cultural trauma, linguistic entropy, and the endless mutability of meaning itself. “My practice is preoccupied with part-whole relations,” explains the artist, “and with ‘procedural thinking’ that allows for observable growth and decay.”
This program is open to the public, however space is limited, and RSVPs are encouraged: firstname.lastname@example.org.