We tried it and it's true
Liza Lacroix & Moch Hahn
November 9 - February 10, 2019
Via Clodia 169
“The taste is mellow and full. The color is clear and warm. And the aroma is very pleasant. No matter how you measure, it’s a true value. What else is there for us to say? Except try it. It’s true.”
Moch Hahn (b.1989) Lives and works New York, US About Moch Hahn is a self-taught artist and holds a BA in Digital Media from Hyper Island in Stockholm, Sweden (2012). Han’s work revolves around found objects and developing a new essential nature to what was once deemed lost. Recent exhibitions include The Sun shits out a Dying Light, which we eat to stay alive, curated by Adrián S. Bará, Mexico City; River Falls, MAW, New York; Genii Loci, AC Repair Co. Gallery, Toronto; and a permanent sculpture installation in Onishi, Japan. Hahn has also participated in artist residencies in Japan, Bulgaria, and Berlin.
Liza Lacroix (b.1988) Lives and works New York, US About Liza Lacroix holds a BFA in painting and drawing from Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, and has studied painting as part of her curriculum in Florence, Montreal, and London. She has participated in artists residency programs in Detroit, London, New Mexico, Oaxaca, and Italy. She will be exhibiting new work in a solo exhibit at M23 in Brooklyn New York in early 2019.
Lacroix’s work seems less like “paintings” in the traditional sense than modifications of canvas as a textile. Apparent brushstrokes and fingerprints of a brown leathery hue are evident throughout her body of work. Within this formal dialogue, it is tempting to again break down Lacroix’s paintings, to discuss them as if they are sculptures, the canvas another readymade sullied by fingertips, scuffs, dust, and paint.
Lacroix's work has been exhibited internationally. She is the co-founder of NUT, (an all-women's annual art publication). Recent exhibitions include Brian Dario, Liza Lacroix, Vladislav Markov, M23, Brooklyn; The Sun shits out a Dying Light, which we eat to stay alive, curated by Adrian S. Bara, Mexico City; Tell Them I Said No, MAW, New York; and Not One: But The Other, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London. She’s participated in artists residency programs in Detroit, London, New Mexico, Oaxaca, and Italy.