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Laura Figa & Ellie Hunter

March 22 - May 18, 2019
Bass & Reiner
1275 Minnesota Street, Suite 207
San Francisco, CA 94107

Bass & Reiner is pleased to present Doppia, an exhibition of new works by Laura Figa and Ellie Hunter. Comprising a series of graphite drawings, sculptures, and unconventional photographic assemblages, the works in the show address the fixing/amplifying of human capacity and the issues inherent in the strategies deployed for these purposes while also considering how shadow or surrogate selves can reroute the boundaries of our own bodies.

Laura Figa (b.1992, Chicago, IL.) lives and works in San Francisco. Figa’s work draws from the notational worlds of music, dance, and the written word at large. She considers the game-like qualities of standardized systems of communication, and their occasionally nefarious underbellies. The included works respond to the inherent physicality (fleshiness) of such systems. Figa received her MFA from California College of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited at the 500 Capp St. Foundation, San Francisco, CA; Borderline Art Collective, San Francisco, CA; and Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL.

Ellie Hunter (b.1989, San Francisco, CA.) is currently based in New York City. An interdisciplinary artist, her work deals with the formal disorientation of twinning or doubling. She has an interest in the human tendency to over identify with other beings, often to the extent that we question the necessity of our own selfhood, or even entertain the possibility of self-annihilation. Hunter received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has participated in residencies at Interstate Projects, New York, NY; Rupert, Vilnius, Lithuania; and Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, Michigan.