new-york

Jeremy Blake

Richard L. Feigen & Co

Jeremy Blake’s first solo exhibition in New York was a meditation on modernism as both a group of formal conventions and a set of lifestyle choice configured through a phantasmagoric depiction of Los Angeles. The show was held together by a loose narrative centering around Bungalow 8 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the mythic site where high-powered deals are brokered while starlets and hunks lounge around the hot tub. But Blake’s version bears almost no morphological resemblance to the famously baroque “Pink Palace” on Sunset. In his series (which takes “Bungalow 8” as its title), the facades, interiors, and grounds are resolutely modernist. “Bungalow 8” was initiated by three works, which Blake terms painting and are more precisely large digital C-prints, created by computer-graphics software using traditional drawing techniques. These works bear an unquestionable affinity to California

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