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Sadie Laska Rock Solid

8 September 22 October 2016

installation view Sadie Laska: Rock Solid
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2016

installation view Sadie Laska: Rock Solid
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2016

installation view Sadie Laska: Rock Solid
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2016

installation view Sadie Laska: Rock Solid
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2016

installation view Sadie Laska: Rock Solid
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2016

Sadie Laska
Appalachian Trail, 2016
Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
177,8 × 137,2 cm (70 × 54 inches)

Sadie Laska
Surrender, 2016
PVC on corrugated aluminium in two parts
226,1 × 66 × 4,5 cm (89 × 26 × 1 3/4 inches)

Sadie Laska
The Sublime, 2016
Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
177,8 × 137,2 cm (70 × 54 inches)

Sadie Laska
Untitled, 2016
Oil and acrylic on canvas
182,9 × 152,4 cm (72 × 60 inches)

Sadie Laska
Hey! Little Child, 2016
PVC on corrugated aluminium in two parts
226,1 × 66 × 4,5 cm (89 × 26 × 1 3/4 inches)

Sadie Laska
Cave Art, 2016
Oil and acrylic on canvas
177,8 × 137,2 cm (70 × 54 inches)

Sadie Laska
Jingle Jangle Morning, 2016
Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
177,8 × 137,2 cm (70 × 54 inches)

Office Baroque is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition of Sadie Laska.

Sadie Laska’s paintings are lyrical and messy American abstractions. Congested scribbles, exclamations, and quick figuration form vertical landscapes on colored grounds. Whether depicting a rock and roll cliche, or veering more closely to that of an abstract bouquet, the paintings are trashy and fun, sincere in their irreverence.

Painted guitar shapes act as the body in relation to the abstract still lifes and landscapes. The guitar is the tool, an axe that carves the mark, and serves as a reminder that all painters want to play in a band.

Sadie Laska was born in 1974 in Prince, USA, received her BFA from West Virginia University in 1992 and her MFA from Bard College in 2014. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Canada, New York; White Columns, New York; Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York. She currently lives and works in New York.

Claude Lorent, ‘Désenchantement pictural’, La Libre, October 2016