New York

New York

Jana Euler

Artists Space
11 Cortlandt Alley
February 21–April 19, 2020

Curated by Jay Sanders and Jamie Stevens

In a field as overrun as figurative painting is today, Jana Euler stands apart with a practice that performs and troubles its own entanglement with existing power structures. This is ambitiously ambivalent art, where painterly virtuosity teams with situational irony. Having recently upped her work’s scale, punch, and comedy with paintings of phallic sharks, Euler now turns her attention to the newly relocated Artists Space in TriBeCa. Having followed the institution’s renovation and building process for many months, the artist will present new paintings and sculptures that promise to engage both the materiality of the cast-iron architecture and the reboot’s significance. Euler developed her site-specific scheme in close conversation with curators Jamie Stevens and Jay Sanders, with whom she has previously worked at Cubitt Artists in London and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, respectively.