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Josephine Pryde

Reena Spaulings Fine Art | New York

For all the vigilance with which Josephine Pryde’s art guards meaning, it does reveal some of the ways in which its maker is alert to the complexities and mundanities of being a working artist. She has written for Texte Zur Kunst about stealing time on the job through daydreaming. For her show at Richard Telles Fine Art last year, she presented photographs of a toddler and delivered an opening-night performance of Léo Ferré’s “La Vie d’Artiste,” a song whose lyrics relay a biting narrative of an artist’s submission to economic reality. The juxtaposition suggested the complicationsboth in the spheres of finance and individual productionof intermingling la vie d’artiste with parenthood.

Pryde’s exhibitions engender colorful and tentative speculation; for a 2007 show at Berlin’s Galerie Neu, deadpan images of sheep flanked diagrams of yoga positions arranged on Plexiglas with chains. Yoga

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