Los Angeles

D’Ette Nogle, For All the Artists [Work (A-Version)], 2015, video, color, sound, 35 minutes 53 seconds.

D’Ette Nogle

Hannah Hoffman Gallery

Have you ever introduced your occupation with a hyphen, slash, or conjunction? Yes, I’m an artist-writer-curator, homemaker and entrepreneur, DJ/activist. You might string together nouns as a feeble form of pushback against the inevitable reductivism of identity’s shorthand. Still, even these linguistic acrobatics fail to offer an account of how your different careers might interrelate. D’Ette Nogle’s objects, videos, and performances emphasize a natural affinity between art work and other kinds of labor, often foregrounding the professionalization of artmaking.

Take, for instance, her most recent outing, a presentation of restaged and remixed older works within four units of a storage facility in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Between the title and the press release’s parenthetical note about this year marking the artist’s forty-fifth birthday, the exhibition is positioned

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