Michele Abeles (b.1977, New York) received a BA from Washington University and an MFA from Yale University. Recent solo shows include those at 47 Canal Street, New York, and Andreas Melas & Helena Papadopoulos, Athens; her work has featured also in major group exhibitions including Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2013); Test Pattern, Whitney Museum of Art, New York (2013); 12th Biennale de Lyon, France (2013); Empire State, curated by Norman Rosenthal and Alex Gartenfeld, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2013); and New Photography (2012), Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Abeles lives and works in New York.
Text courtesy Sadie Coles HQ.
In World Cup, currently showing at Sadie Coles HQ, the bodies have faces. There is a series of private detective style portraits of white male professionals, photographed from afar in frantic motion. They mostly wear earbuds and appear distracted from the world by tiny interior crises. These portraits are entirely free from the manipulations that...
Dallas Art Fair’s Brandon Kennedy visits with mega-watt contemporary gallerist Sadie Coles and artist Michele Abeles on work available at the Dallas Art Fair and Abeles’s self-curated exhibition at the Karpidas Collection.
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