New York

Anneè Olofsson

Marianne Boesky Gallery | 509 West 24th Street

Many of the new narrative dimensions in contemporary art unfold from the endless melodrama of domestic life. The early-twenty-first-century idea of domesticity has turned inward from extroverted, upbeat notions of the everyday, now favoring darker reflections on who we are at home in the semiprivate space of family life-with artworks appearing that aren't nearly as lite as the “lifestyle” art that proliferated in the '90s. Rather than merely point in the direction of home with decor-ready objects or focus on the ambience of ultrafashionable people living and working together in style, themes of domesticity are yielding to psychological ambiguities that erupt at the seams where memory and fantasy meet. Somewhere near that intersection, in a place carved out of love and angst, artist Anneè Olofsson tries to get to the bottom of it all by exploring her relationship with her father.

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